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The Presidential Jet Is Inconvenient For Akufo-Addo, He Can't Even Bath In It.

The minister of Defence, Dominic Nitiwul has responded to the questions that was asked by the MP for the North Tongu Constituency, Hon Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa over the luxurious trip taken by the president. Hon Ablakwa asked the minister to explain why the president did not used the presidential jet during his business trip to France, Belgium and South Africa.

According Nitiwul, the presidential jet is not convenient to contain the president and his crew. He added that the jet is too old that it need a to change fuel multiple times before it gets to its destination. Nitiwul insinuated that the jet cannot contain 11 people with their luggages and also, the president, Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo cannot take his shower in the jet.

Read his answers below

"This aircraft will carry a load of 11 persons minus the crew. When this aircraft is travelling to the eastern part of the USA or Asia, it will not load a crew of more than eight plus the luggage. So it depends on where it is going. Secondly, I have also said the aircraft has to do refuelling stops, and also in this COVID-19, when you are travelling to multiple destinations like the president’s recent travel, the Falcon couldn’t have been taken because he would have had to do technical stops which are not desirable, and when he is travelling with more than 20 people like he has been doing for business trips that brought huge sums of money for this country, he will need more than just a Falcon, otherwise, the others would have to go a day ahead before the president to prepare themselves. In fact, the president would also have to go a day ahead because no president can shower in this aircraft. He cannot move from this aircraft straight into a meeting".

My question is, why was the Parliament not consulted before they hired a jet that cost this amount of money even though they can't use the presidential one. Why don't they get a better one for the country instead of hiring them? Will he hire another one if he is to go on a trip again?

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Belgium Dominic Nitiwul Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa South Africa


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