- The former power minister has accused NPP ministers of using the Ghana Gas helicopters as commercial transport
- He also dismissed the reports of the helicopters being allegedly missing
- A statement from the Ghana Gas company explained the absence of the copters from their premises
Dr. Kwabena Donkor, a former minister of power has expressed surprise at the missing Ghana Gas helicopters saga this week, accusing the ministers in Akufo-Addo's government of using the copters as their own form of commercial transport.
According to Dr. Donkor, the new government is undermining the security of the country with their use of cheap political tricks in the issue.
"The paradox is also that since NPP took over several of their substandard 110 ministers have been using these helicopters like trotros all over the country," Dr. Donkor stated.
He further stated that the declaration by the government that there are missing helicopters goes to show their incompetence.
Dr. Donkor's remarks follow the recent reports that about four helicopters procured for the Ghana Gas company were missing from the company's premises.
The former deputy minister for Power, John Jinapor had explained that the helicopters were in the care of the Ghana armed forces because they had the expertise to handle them.
In statement released to the media, Ghana Gas dismissed the reports of the missing copters explaining, "Four (4) helicopters in total, not seven (7) as reported by some media outlets, were acquired. The said helicopters were procured from China National Aero Technology Import and Export Corporation (CATIC). The helicopters are currently stationed at the Air Force Headquarters at Burma Camp.
“Ghana Gas does not have the expertise and hangars to operate and maintain the helicopters. The Ghana Air Force, however, possesses such facilities. Ghana Gas, therefore, mandated the Ghana Air Force to operate and maintain them on its behalf. The helicopters are in good working condition and not “broken down” as erroneously reported"
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