Finance Minister ‘swerves’ Ablakwa, asks for more time to account for Nana Addo’s trips

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The Minister for Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, has mentioned for additional time from Parliament to give a reaction to the dire inquiry on the expense of President Akufo-Addo’s new outings to France, Belgium, and South Africa, notwithstanding being informed more than about fourteen days prior.

The Finance Minister was planned to address the said question on Thursday after the Defense Minister, Dominic Nitiwul, reacted to the initial segment of the inquiry on the airworthiness of the Presidential stream on Wednesday [June 16, 2021].

However, the inquiry coordinated at the Finance Minister by North Tongu MP, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, was removed the request paper for the afternoon.

Mr. Ablakwa accordingly posted on his online media pages that the Minister has mentioned more opportunity to respond to his inquiry.

Addressing Citi News, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa said he won’t withdraw in his journey to set up the genuine expense of the President’s outings to the Ghanaian citizen.

“The Minister for Finance has had plentiful notification of my inquiry. He has had over about fourteen days to get ready for this inquiry however what we can be sure of is that our purpose to seek after this matter is resolute. We will proceed with solid assurance in light of a legitimate concern for responsibility, in light of a legitimate concern for great administration, and in light of a legitimate concern for securing the public handbag.”

On the airworthiness of the official stream, the Minister for Defense, Dominic Nitiwul, has supported why Nana Akufo-Addo didn’t utilize the official fly for his new excursions.

As per Mr. Nitiwul, a definitive factor in choosing the sort of airplane the president utilizes for his excursions is “wellbeing”.

He demanded that the difficulties with the current official fly, for example, the restricted travelers it can convey, the occasions needed for refueling out traveling, and gear limit, in addition to other things, makes the airplane not good for reason.

He reasoned that no president can even scrub down on the airplane when the need emerges.

“This airplane will convey a heap of 11 people less the team. At the point when this airplane is making a trip toward the eastern piece of the USA or Asia, it w8ill not load a group of more than eight or more the baggage. So it relies upon where it is going. Besides, I have additionally said the airplane needs to do refueling stops, and furthermore in this COVID-19, when you are heading out to different objections like the president’s new travel, the Falcon couldn’t have been taken on the grounds that he would have needed to do specialized stops which are not attractive, and when he is going with in excess of 20 individuals like he has been accomplishing for work excursions that brought colossal amounts of cash for this country, he will require something beyond a Falcon, in any case, the others would need to go on before the president to set themselves up.”

“Indeed, the president would likewise need to go on in light of the fact that no president can shower in this airplane. He can’t move from this airplane straight into a gathering.”