Around same time, last year, Elham and her parents were in desperate situation as they were racing against time to raise the needed finances to pay the admission fees for her to study medicine at the Tamale campus of the University for Development Studies. As parent's tried desperately, so was the deadline for payment of the admission fees drawing closer.
The North Tongu Member of Parliament, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has charged President Akuffo to immediately apologize to the Paramount Chief of the Aflao Traditional Area, Torgbui Fiti Amenya V for his comments. President Akufo-Addo took a swipe at the revered Paramount Chief on Thursday for demanding that the abandoned E-Block project in his area be completed within the next four months.
The international travels of the president of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo has become a topic of discussion since it was revealed that the president has rented a costly private jet to embark on his journey. This is the third time that the issue of the luxurious transportation is going viral on social media and other media outlets.
In one of the elections in Ghana, the New Patriotic Party has made use of the slogan, 'The Battle is the Lords'. It seems that the time for the manifestation of such a prophecy is now, since the battle against the luxurious use of private jets by the president is far from over.
The member of parliament for the North Tongu Constituency, Honourable Okudzeto Ablakwa is one of the personalities that stand tall when it comes to generosity among politicians in Ghana. He is known in his constituency to have donated a lot of gifts in kind and cash to his electorates and any Ghanaian that may need help from him.
Former Deputy Minister of Education, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has contended that the move by the Attorney General, Godfred Dame to appeal the High Court decision in the case involving the Rastafarian students and Achimota school is a complete waste of time which deserves outright condemnation. According to the North Tongu Member of Parliament, there are myriad of important national issues like corruption which the Attorney General must focus on instead of trivial matters.
Everyone has a good side and also a side that people can claim to be undesirable. Whenever people wish to classify an individual, they either focus on one of these sides, depending on the kind of classification they wish to put the person in. The Honourable Parliamentarian for the North Tongu Constituency, Okudzeto Ablakwa has had his days of constant praise and glorification from Ghanaians.
"Why Always The Ones I Love" Few Weeks After Mourning His Father, Ablakwa Hits With Another Sad News
Sometimes it becomes very difficult to accept things that are happening to us because once it starts, it doesn't stop. We all die, but sometimes the tale of our passing are so shocking that they may be forever carved in our collective memory. Few weeks ago the member of parliament for North Tongu Constituency honorable Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa buried his late father and mourn him.
‘As Commander-in-Chief of the Ghana Armed Forces whose Air Force's Communications Squadron is responsible for the Presidential Jet, you owe Ghanaians direct explanation in the true spirit of transparency and accountability as to why you prefer to lease aircrafts at astonishing cost to the suffering Ghanaian taxpayer instead of flying the Falcon purchased by a government you were an integral part of at a fantastic cost US$37,150,000.00 in 2008.’’
Questions surrounding the cost of Presidential travels remains unanswered after a question was filed in Parliament to that effect. The last time the Finance Minister attempted to provide closure on the matter, he indicated that it was a national security matter and therefore the National Security Minister was in a better position to provide answers.
The debate about the so called luxurious foreign travels by President Akufo-Addo is getting more interesting and intense. The North Tongu MP, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has so far shown resilience in subjecting the goverment to critical scrutiny in line with the principle of checks and balances. The New Patriotic Party, through its communication team on the other hand continue to mount a solid defence as fars as the use of private jets for recent presidential travals is concerned.
There was a interesting discussion this morning on Metro TV’s “Good Morning Ghana”. The member of Parliament for the North Tongu Constituency, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has questioned why CEOs and other heads of institutions earn more monthly salaries than the President. Mr Ablakwa made this assertion during a discussion on emoluments for public servants.He indicated that, even though the practice has been there for a long time, but it is wrong and about time the practice is discontinued.
It was another interesting day at Parliament as law makers met in the chamber to decide on issues bothering the country. MPs have come under so much scrutiny ever since they passed a motion to secure loans to purchase vehicles. Parliament has over the few days also been an interesting place to be as MP asked Urgent questions and challenged each other.
Please follow this page for more updates. The Member of Parliament for the people in North Tongu-Volta Region, Honourable Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has debunked claims, that the Presidential jet is too small to carry the President and his entourage. Speaking on JoyNews’s program Newsfile on Saturday, 4 September 2021, Honourable Ablakwa revealed that, the President’s latest hired jet could only carry 19 people, a number rather close to Ghana’s Presidential jet’s (Falcon 900) capacity of 17 people.
Kelvin Ekow Taylor is still standing by his words and he has no mercy on who ever that will fall into his soup. Kelvin Ekow Taylor in his lastest Facebook video warn the sitting Speaker of Parliament Honourable Alban Bagbin to stop shielding Criminals in the Parliament house. These words came to play when Ablakwa asked the finance minister to give them Deatils about the expenditure associated with the trip Nana Addo embarked on to France and portugal.
The recent trips of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo have erupted many controversies because of the price of his Presidential jet he uses for the trips. Hon. Ablakwa disclosed that the president uses the taxpayers’ money to pay for the luxurious jet. According to the honourable Minister, Ghana pays $14,000/hr for the President’s luxurious lifestyle- how does this protect the public purse?
The 2000 Parliamentary Debate recorded indicates that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo who was then the Member of Parliament for Abuakwa was strongly against the idea of purchasing a presidential jet. The table has now turned and it is now the Akufo-Addo-led administration which wants to purchase another presidential jet; a bigger one according to reports.
The member of Parliament for North Tongu Constituency, Samuel Okudjeto Ablakwa has made a startling revelation about President Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo. The revelation is that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo, then member of Parliament for Abuakwa constituency in the Eastern region, rejected a proposal by then President Jerry John Rawlings to purchase a private jet.
The global pandemic Covid-19 came to Ghana in March 2021 and it threw the whole country into a state of fear but President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his associates developed a strategy to fight it back. That is more tests were conducted at places where people have already contracted the virus and people whose results turned to be positive are quarantined by the State.
The minister of Finance Ken Ofori-Atta has said he is not the most suitable person to answer questions regarding the cost of President Nana Akufo-Addo’s recent trips to France, Belgium, and South Africa. According to him, he only releases funds to the office of government machinery adding that it was the National Security Minister who is best placed to answer any question regarding the cost of presidential travels.