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Poor Boy Okudzeto Ablakwa is on His Own- Pratts Wades into New Presidential Jet Brouhaha

The managing Editor of the Insight Newspaper, Mr Kwesi Pratt says he doesn't believe Mr Okudzeto Ablakwa is representing the entire NDC caucus in Parliament as far as his position on goverment's decision to buy a new jet for presidential travels is concerned.

As the Ranking Member of parliamentary committee on foreign affairs, Mr Ablakwa has been on the forefront, scrutinizing the recent foreign travels by President Akufo-Addo, using luxurious world-class charted jets.

Having come under severe pressure and public scrutiny for extravagant presidential travels, the goverment has revealed that a new and bigger plane is going to be purchased for presidential travels to save cost and bring an end to the debacle.

However, Mr Okudzeto Ablakwa does not believe that it is necessary to buy a new jet when there is a functioning presidential jet. At least, this cannot be a priority for a country which is struggling to afford fertilizers for its farmers.

Reacting to the views of the North Tongu MP on Metro TV's Good Morning Ghana show, Kwesi Pratt believes that the minority caucus will approve the decision to buy a new jet when the deal is brought before Parliament given their track record.

"Given the fact that they are 137 and they still call themselves minority in itself is a problem. Wait and see how they will use this 137 in Parliament over this issue. Poor boy Okudzeto Ablakwa is on his own".

Mr Pratt further contended that buying a new jet is a wrong decision on the basis of the current economic situation of the country.

"It is absolutely reckless to be contemplating buying a jet in this current economic conditions. Buying this aircraft will mean we wouldn't pay attention to certain important aspects of our economy".

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Ablakwa Akufo-Addo Insight Newspaper Kwesi Pratt North Tongu

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