Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has descended heavily on President Nana Akufo-Addo over the decision of the government to purchase a new presidential jet.
Ablakwa who is also the Member of Parliament for the North Tongu constituency was reacting to the government’s decision to procure a new presidential aircraft to replace the 11-year-old Falcon 900 EXE existing presidential jet.
Speaking to Mugabe Maase on the Gumbe Show onTV XYZ, the MP said the move was a misplaced priority and that Ghana did not need to spend over US$ 60 million to get a bigger jet for the president to satisfy him whereas Ghana’s economy keeps dwindling.
He said it was not prudent that President Akufo-Addo would opt for a new aircraft while an existing one is in a good condition and can transport him on long journeys.
Ablakwa believes the government is exposing Ghana as a country that has misplaced her priorities in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic that has killed over 1,100 Ghanaians.
“World Leaders are thinking about their citizens and how to revive their economies, but Ghana’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo is in hurry to buy an expensive jet at the expense of the poor people,” Ablakwa worryingly stated.
He added, “You are a president of a country that cannot secure vaccines for Ghanaians to attain herd immunity but you want to purchase a luxurious jet for yourself.”
The MP concluded that the Minority will not support the move when Parliament resumes and the agreement is brought to Parliament.