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Defence Minister, Dominic Nitiwul, has supported President Akufo-Addo’s choice to contract a £15, 000 an hour personal luxury plane for his new unfamiliar excursions.
Addressing inquiries from North Tongu MP Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, Mr Nitiwul contended that the wellbeing and security of the president was a definitive factor in choosing the kind of airplane utilized for his movements.
He contended the Presidential stream is crippled in taking care of significant distance ventures which will require refueling. He additionally uncovered that the fly needs sufficient gear limit just as a spot for the president to shower while locally available the official stream.
“The choice to go to long and different objections, for example, the president venturing out to France, Belgium and South Africa, will consistently require a bigger airplane in any event, when the Falcon is airworthy… When the President is going with in excess of 20 individuals for a work excursion… you will require something beyond a Falcon, in any case, individuals should go over a day in front of the president to set themselves up.
“The president himself should go over a day ahead to set himself up on the grounds that no president can shower in this airplane, so you can’t move from this airplane straight into a gathering,” Mr Nitiwul said in Parliament on Wednesday.
The Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa in a Facebook post last month claimed that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo spent an incredible Ghc2.8m on a personal luxury plane on his new outings to France and Johannesburg.
The positioning part on the Foreign Affairs Committee of Parliament claimed that the president chose to lease an airplane that cost the Ghanaian citizen £15,000 60 minutes.
He further added that the President left Accra for Paris on the sixteenth of May and afterward from Paris to Johannesburg and back to Accra on the 25th of May collecting an aggregate of 23 hours adding up to a gigantic £345,000. At the current trade, the sum aggregates GHS2,828,432.80.