A former Deputy Minister of Information, Hon. Felix Kwakye Ofosu has descended heavily on President Akuffo Addo’s move to buy a new Presidential Jet.
According to Felix, buying a new jet will only give way to wasting state resources at a time majority of Ghanaians are Saddled with economic challenges.
The government of Ghana has announced the move to buy a new Presidential Jet for the president’s foreign travels.
This plan to purchase a new Presidential Jet was made known by the Director of Communications at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin at the Jubilee House Monday, September 27 during the Presidency’s weekly press briefing.
According to him, the government of Ghana through the minister of defence, Dominic Nitiwul has already commenced the possible processes for the procurement of a new Presidential Jet.
“You would recollect that when the government of President Kuffour left office in 2008, it had procured two jets- the current Falcon and a bigger one but for one reason or the other, the bigger jet was cancelled, and we were left with just one. That has happened, but you will recall that the Defence Minister Stated clearly that the government has decided to buy a bigger jet to save us from all these troubles” he said
“I don’t want to go into details, but I am sure that when the minister gets the opportunity, he will give further information on what the government is doing in that respect, but I am sure of the fact that government is already in the process of getting a bigger jet for use” he added
This verified revelation comes at a time when the Presidency has debunked the claims made by a member of Parliament (MP) for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, that Akufo Addo uses luxury chattered Presidential Jet while on foreign travels which to him (Ablakwa) has cost Ghana a whooping amount of GH¢10 million so far.
Meanwhile, the Presidency has woefully failed to account for the cost of the President’s travel.
When the (MP) for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa filed an urgent query on the floor of Parliament to have informed the minister of finance to respond to the cost involved of the President’s foreign travels the maiden time, the minister asked for more time to get the accurate figures but he later appeared before Parliament and said the issue was a matter of National Security.
The MP indicates, he will never relent in his good yielding effort to demand accountability from the government on the matter.
Speaking on this development, Mr Felix Kwakye Ofosu said ” So we have woken up to the news that Akufo Addo / Bawumia government has every intention of plunging deeper into ostentatious, lavish and wasteful handling of scarce national resources.
“They want to go one better by buying a new, bigger and more luxurious jet to satisfy the creature’s comfort and lavish taste of the President.
“At a time of such economic difficulties and hardships for the ordinary Ghanaian, millions of whom remained unemployed and can barely make ends meet.
“And a time when we have a relatively modern and comfortable Presidential Jet,” he stressed.
Source: myxyzonline.com/Lawrence Odoom