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Can this be true? Akufo Addo spends GH15 million on private jet

According to the NDC ranking Member on Foreign Affairs, Samuel Okudjeto Ablakwa, Ghanaian President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo is living in an ostentation with his lust for expensive and luxurious jets, as he goes globe trotting.

In the estimation of the North Tongu MP, such luxury which is procured at the expense of the ordinary Ghanaian tax-payer, is akin to an Arabian Monarch traveler. By inference, our President is living a life of an oil rich Gulf State monarch, who can easily be marked out from a crowded audience, because of his outstanding and most expensive clothes.

Most of the oil deposits of many of these oil producing countries are owned by their Monarchs and so, they commandeer super strength in riches, which shockingly is quantified in pure cash or in economic term, liquidity.

The NDC MP contended that President Akufo Addo has virtually monopolized the luxurious LX-DIO private jet, which he is currently using for his trip to Atlanta, Georgia, in the USA. In a Twitter post, Hon Ablakwa stated categorically stated that the President’s first use of same presidential jet was in November of last year.

Every hour of the use of the presidential jet cost 14,000.00 Dollars, the North Tongu MP wrote on his twitter handle, and further disclosed that the presidency has kept the jet flight for the use of the Ghanaian President, since June of this year.

He declared, “It is instructive to note that since June, the blue and white luxury LX-DIO has not been available for others to lease due to Akufo Addo’s reckless monopolization at the great cost to the Ghanaian tax payer (in excess of GH15millon thus far).”

The North Tongu MP, compared the ostentatious life style of our President to other super rich Presidents thus: “When a President decides in a combined effect to live as a Russian Oligarch, a British Aristocrat, and an Arabian King, he would certainly need to impose killer taxes to sustain his intemperance,”.

Hon Ablakwa then prescribed the type of government that Ghanaians need at this period of an obvious harsh economic downturn: “What we need is a frugal government that cares and accountable; not a haughty, insensitive, opaque and intransigent one”.

Earlier this year, the Hon Member, disclosed that the President’s used GHC2.8 million to cover expenses on the usage of the hired private jet. That expenses were recorded on his travels to France, Belgium and South Africa, adding that later the “President again chartered another luxurious aircraft on his trips to the UK and Germany.”

He again revealed that “our President has hired the white LX-DIO private jet in June of this year.” The latest private jet is what Hon Okudjeto-Ablakwa said, had been in the possession of the presidency and the National Security since June 2021. It would be recalled, that Mr. Okudjeto-Ablakwa filed a question in Parliament where the Minister for Defence, Dominic Nitiwul was summoned to answer questions related to the cost of the private jet.

In his supplementary question to the substantive one, Hon Ablakwa also sought explanation why the President is refusing to use Ghana’s presidential jet for his overseas travels. Hon. Nitiwul would however justify the use of the luxurious presidential jet, arguing that the capacity of Ghana’s presidential aircraft can no longer carry the President’s entourage on foreign missions.

He however disclosed to Parliament that he would not be in a position to give details relating to the cost being spent on the private jet and therefore informed the House that, that answer to the question, lies within the jurisdiction of the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta to give every detail thereof.

Not satisfied with the answer given by the Defence Minister, the Hon Ablakwa filed another question, that compelled Mr. Ken Ofori Atta to come to Parliament and answer to Hon Nitiwul’s claim that he was the only person to answer satisfactorily to issues pertaining to the hiring-cost of the presidential private jet.

Shockingly, Ken Ofori also tossed any such explanation to the Minister in-charge of National Security, Hon Albert Kan-Dapaah. Rather shockingly, the Hon. Kan-Dapaah refused to respond to the Speaker’s invitation.

Later, the Hon Member of Parliament for Abetifi, Byrian Acheampong informed the House that he personally asked the Hon Minister to stay away from disclosing that vital information to Parliament, because any such disclosure has the potential of hurting the security detail of the President.

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