- President Akufo-Addo has been accused of depleting the country’s meagre resources with his recent foreign trips
- The president recently was said to have spent GHC2.8million on travelling to only South Africa and France
-The president traveled on a rented private jet that caused the Ghanaian taxpayer approximately £15,000 an hour
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The Volta Regional Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), James Gunu, has taken a dig at President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo following reports that the president spent GHC2.8million on his recent foreign travels.
Speaking in an interview with YEN.com.gh, Gunu said: “The president says one thing and does the opposite.”
President Akufo-Addo, according to the North Tongu lawmaker, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, spent a whopping GHC2.8million during his trips to South Africa and France.
Akufo-Addo used the services of a private jet, Airbus ACJ320neo which 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.
The NDC MP said renting the jet caused the Ghanaian taxpayer approximately £15,000 an hour.
“The President is Perforating the public purse instead of protecting the public purse as he promised,” Gunu told YEN.com.gh. “He is just not thinking about the next generation of Ghanaians,” he added.
Meanwhile, the Head of the Public Relations Unit of the National Lottery Authority (NLA), Razak Kojo Opoku, attacked Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa for raising concerns over the president’s recent foreign travels.
Reacting to the NDC MP in an article, Razak Kojo Opoku who is also the founder of the Concerned Voter Movement (CVM) dismissed Ablakwa’s concerns as a “complete joke.”
“If anything at all, President Akufo-Addo was able to secure €170 million for the establishment of Development Bank Ghana(DBG) similar to Brazilian Development Bank where Mills-Mahama secured a loan of $105,370,177.09 for the purchase of just E190 Jet,” he added justifying the amount spent by the president on his latest foreign travels.
In other news, the MP for Madina Constituency, Francis-Xavier Sosu, slammed the Chief Justice, Justice Kwasi Annin-Yeboah, for petitioning the General Legal Council to investigate Dr. Dominic Ayine.
The Chief Justice’s petition followed comments made by the former Deputy Attorney General and Minister for Justice during a CDD-Ghana roundtable discussion.
Speaking at the roundtable discussion, Dr. Ayine who’s also the MP for Bolgatanga East questioned the independence of the judges of the Supreme Court that sat on the 2020 election petition, accusing them of “constantly putting hurdles” in the way of John Dramani Mahama “in terms of adducing evidence” to prove his case.
The Chief Justice, therefore, deems the comments by the former Deputy Attorney General “disparaging… and totally unacceptable”, thus the petition for him to be investigated for a possible contempt charge.
Razak Opoku justifies Nana Addo spending GHC 2.8m on recent travels; says he has secured €170m for the Development Bank
Source: Yen News