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The Minister for Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, is required to show up before Parliament today, Thursday, June 17, 2021, to react to inquiries at the expense of President Akufo-Addo’s new excursions to France, Belgium, and South Africa.
As per Parliament’s temporary request paper, for now, MP for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, will ask the Minister at the expense of the authority excursions of the president to the citizen.
The critical inquiry has produced contention following a prior distribution by Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa concerning the expense brought about by the President when he contracted an alleged sumptuous personal luxury plane.
In front of the appearance, the North Tongu MP in a Citi News meet said he anticipates that the Minister should be honest.
“The Minister liable for Finance will show up before Parliament to answer the second leg of my inquiry. I do trust that the Finance Minister will be straightforward and most likely we will start to see some surrendering with respect to the public authority.”
On a similar issue, the Minister for Defense, Dominic Nitiwul, has advocated why President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, didn’t utilize the official stream for his new outings.
The Minister was explicitly hauled to Parliament to answer the primary leg of Ablakwa’s inquiry on the airworthiness of the Presidential fly.
As per Mr. Nitiwul, a definitive factor in choosing the kind of airplane the President utilizes for his outings is “wellbeing”.
He demanded that the difficulties with the current official stream, for example, the restricted travelers it can convey, the occasions needed for refueling out traveling, and gear limit among others, makes the airplane not good for a reason.
He presumed that no President can even wash up on the airplane when the need emerges.
“This airplane will convey a heap of 11 people short the team. At the point when this airplane is venturing out toward the eastern piece of the USA or Asia, it won’t stack a group of more than eight or more 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 going to various 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 excursions for work 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 the grounds that no president can shower in this airplane. He can’t move from this airplane straight into a gathering.”
The North Tongu lawmaker has guaranteed President Akufo-Addo has spent a measure of GHS 2.8 million on his new goes to just South Africa and France, utilizing the administrations of a personal luxury plane.
“The Airbus ACJ320neo claimed by Acropolis Aviation situated in Farnborough, UK and enlisted as G-KELT, is the richest and the most costly in the Acropolis armada. The makers depict it as “the most exceptional diplomat for Airbus Corporate Jets.” It costs the Ghanaian citizen around £15,000 an hour when President Akufo-Addo rents it”, the official affirmed in a post on Facebook.
He blamed the President for blowing the cash “to fulfill his voracious craving and solace to the detriment of the enduring masses”.
“We should additionally break down President Akufo-Addo’s most recent outing to Europe: per Flightradar24, the G-KELT airplane left Accra with the President to Paris on the sixteenth of May — a 6 and half hour length. Carried the President from Paris to Johannesburg for 11 hours on the 23rd of May.”
“Then, at that point, Johannesburg to Accra on the 25th of May was a five and half hour flight. This gives us amassed flight travel of 23 hours; so at £15,000 60 minutes, it hence cost us a giant £345,000. At the current swapping scale, that is an amazing GHS2,828,432.80,” he posted.