- The opposition NDC says Akufo-Addo has spent state money on lavish parties
- The NDC says the parties were characterised by opulence and ostentation
- The party wants Akufo-Addo to disclose the source of funding for the parties
The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has accused President Nana Akufo-Addo of spending scare state resources on lavish parties.
The claim was made on Tuesday when the NDC held a press conference to review the performance of the government after 100 days in office.
James Avedzi, the deputy minority leader who addressed the press conference, said Akufo-Addo had spent huge sums of public money to fund numerous parties since he was sworn-in to office.
Avedzi said if Akufo-Addo disputed the claim, he should disclose the source of funding to the parties.
He said the president's parties were characterised by a display of opulence and ostentation, adding that
Avedzi said the opulence displayed at most of the parties were shocking and that some of the drinks served were custom-made, with the president’s name embossed on the bottles.
“We have seen evidence of parties with some drinks, some custom-made with his name on it…We call on the Akufo-Addo government to disclose the source of funding,” he said.
The NDC's demand comes days after Akufo-Addo celebrated the 20th anniversary of his wedding to Rebecca in Accra.
The president had earlier held a breakfast party to mark his 73rd birthday.
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