Ghana: Defence Minister to Face Parliament on Alleged Extravagant Foreign Travels By President Addo

Ghana’s Defence Minister, Dominic Nitiwul, has been summoned by Ghanian Parliament to explain government’s decision to allegedly spend £15,000 an hour to charter a luxury aircraft for President Akuffo Addo foreign travels.

A Member of Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has filed an urgent has raised a motion on Thursday demanding full disclosure on the matter.

MP Ablakwa, in a statement, has questioned the President refusal to use the official Presidential jet, which he claims is in good shape.

The MP insisted that the President chose to rent an airbus flight which costs £15,000 an hour, estimating that Mr. Addo’s recent trip to Europe and other parts of Africa has cost the nation a whopping £345,000, i.e. ¢2,828,432.80 at the current exchange rate.

“Naked and blatant profligacy, look, this is the time that the youth are agitating with #FixTheCountryNow and you spend such amount in just 23 hours.

“This a total betrayal from a President who gave the assurance that he will come and protect the public purse. Is this how you protect the public purse?” He asked.

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