The cost of travel for the president of Ghana became topical when the Member of Parliament for North Tongu made how much the Head of State spent on the chartered flight he traveled with to France public. The trip which was on the invitation of the French President, Emmanuel Macron was aimed at providing Africa with critical financial help needed to impact COVID-19. The North Tongu lawmaker criticized the president for abandoning the president jet which was used by the three previous Presidents and hiring an Airbus ACJ320neo which cost 15,000 Euros per hour.
In August, the president again came under criticism for renting a similar jet for his trip to Germany and the United States. In this instance, Honourable Okudzeto Ablakwa alleged the president spent 14,000 Euros an hour for the trip. Though government communicators sought to justify the reason for renting a private jet instead of using the president jet, Ghanaians didn't find it kindly.
Fast forward, the president is currently in the United States of America attending the 76th United Nations General Assembly. Kelvin Taylor, a regular critique of the president has alleged that the president has rented an expensive private jet to the States once again. Speaking on his Loud Silence TV Show, Kelvin added that, to keep this in obscurity, the government has instructed the aircraft company to deactivate the tracker to the supposed expensive plane.
"Nana Addo Danquah landed in the US with a rented jet, the trick now is the first time Okudzeto Ablakwa tracked the first and second plane, what Nana Addo and co have done this time around is to discuss with the airline company that, the moment the president moves, the plane should not be tracked again", he said.
The media firebrand also alleged that the president landed in the United States before Ghanaians were informed about his departure; the vice versa which is usually the norm. He said all of this was a scheme to conceal the plane the president was traveling with. He dared the government to provide counter-evidence to prove him wrong. "If the NPP think I am lying, today, today, they should issue a statement that I am lying and that he came with the falcon in Ghana", he added.
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