- Sammy Gyamfi has accused President Akufo-Addo of depleting the country’s meager resources
- He said the president continues to rape the country’s economy with reckless abandon
- Akufo-Addo was recently accused of spending GHC2.8million on his recent travels
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Sammy Gyamfi has slammed President Nana Akufo-Addo for being excessively profligate at the time the country is hit with acute economic hardship.
The national communications officer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) further accused the president of living a showy lifestyle.
In a tweet sighted by YEN.com.gh, Gyamfi stated: “Ghanaians can no longer finance the opulent lifestyle of @NAkufoAddo who has chosen to live like a Russian oligarch in this difficult time of economic hardships, joblessness, and hopelessness.
“Enough of the rape of the Public Purse.”
Gyamfi’s comments come on the back of the claim by the Member of Parliament (MP) for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, that he squandered an amount of GHC2.8 million on his recent travels to only South Africa and France using the services of a private jet, Airbus ACJ320neo.
It is owned by Acropolis Aviation based in Farnborough, UK, and registered as G-KELT. It is the most luxurious and the most expensive in the Acropolis fleet.
“It costs the Ghanaian taxpayer approximately £15,000 an hour when President Akufo-Addo rents it”, he alleged in a post on Facebook.
Gyamfi’s tweet generated massive reactions and YEN.com.gh compiled a few.
@mr_president789 stated: “So when NDC was in power why didn’t they solve all these issues lol u didn’t n u now blaming someone for purchasing private jet for not using the money to do wat u didn’t do.”
@NewtonMarcus1 added: “In fact mother GhanaFlag of Ghana is sinking. This man is telling Ghanaians that things are hard hence he has imposed taxes on the ordinary Ghanaian. As the poor taxpayer continue to suffer, he and his family continue to enjoy extravagantly. Akuffo Addo and government are insensitive. Shame!”
@PossibleLouis2 said: “Just criticize this govt and you definitely would be branded an NDC. I mean how can you preach that you're incorruptible yet you waste the public fund on frivolities at expense of the needful. What would go wrong if he were to use the presidential jet? I leave it to you.”
@ev_narh observed: “This frivolous lifestyle of the NPP government must stop...this is putting much pressure on the public purse.”
@felixtettehL2 said: “It’s only when you don’t think that you will support such bad governance. They claim we have bad economy because of covid but yet still they spend recklessly.”
In other news, a police officer was interdicted for insulting President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, YEN.com.gh earlier reported.
Corporal Frederick Kwaku Dzemeki, who is stationed at Prampram was arrested by the Tema Regional Police Command.
He reportedly insulted the president and the vice president, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia on social media.
Corporal Dzemeki, yanked invectives at the president and his vice during an online show hosted by maverick broadcaster, Captain Smart, Kasapafmonline reported citing police wireless message.
“Our leaders are very stupid and stubborn. They don’t reason at all. Ghana is sick. Number 1 is sick and number two too is sick,” he stated on Facebook.
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