Information reaching YEN.com.gh indicates that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has spent in excess of GHS70 million on foreign trips and hotels in the past nine months,
The Minority spokesperson on finance, Cassiel Ato Forson, revealed that speculations about the President’s travel budget were laid to rest when the 2020 budgetary allocation of the Office of Government Machinery was presented on the floor of the House.
Speaking in an interview with ClassFM, he said the document gives the breakdown as GHS62 million for foreign travel costs and expenses; 5.85 million cedis as hotel accommodation, and GHS1.9 million for refreshment.
“Within the last nine months, it will surprise you to note that his excellency the President has spent almost GHS63 million on foreign travels
It will surprise you to know that apart from the foreign travel cost, for domestic or local accommodation, he spent GHS5.8 million in accommodation. Which is in excess of $1 million.Again, the operational enhancement support expenses he spent; GHS68.9 million,” he said.
The amount has incurred the wrath of the Minority who want the Chief of Staff to provide a detailed breakdown of how she expended the GHS3.4 billion approved by Parliament in 2019.
In other news, President Donald Trump has been impeached by the House of Representatives of the United States of America.
The members of the US House of Representatives voted 230 in favor of removing Trump against 197 for him not to be impeached on the first article of impeachement - abuse of power.
On the second article, which is obstruction of congress, the federal lawmakers voted 229 to 198 for Trump to be impeached.
With this, Trump becomes the third president to be impeached in the history of the United States.