The annual cost of carting President Nana Akufo-Addo’s mobile chair has been revealed by an anti-corruption campaigner, saying the amount can be saved to embark on development projects.
The Chief Crusader of the Crusaders Against Corruption Ghana, Mr. Emmanuel Wilson Jnr, who was speaking to Prince Minkah on Dwaboase on TV XYZ bemoaned the “unnecessary expenditure” of the NPP government, especially at the presidency.
Wilson who was disappointed in President Akufo-Addo over the decision to tax electronic transactions (E-Levy) further called on the government to make conscious efforts to seal the loopholes in the public purse.
Pointing to the massive corruption under Akufo-Addo, the anti-graft advocate observed that rather than introducing the E-Levy, the president can firmly go after agencies and appointees that have been indicted in the Auditor-General’s Report ever since he assumed power in 2017.
He also condemned the carting of a chair for President Akufo-Addo, saying it costs the tax payer GHS 120 million annually.
“V8 [vehicle] travels 200 kilometers per hour and uses an average of GhS 1000 on fuel. If the president travels an average of 50 times a month. When you multiply the 50 by the GHS1000 and multiply that by the 200 Kilometres and then multiply that by 12 which is the number of months in a year. You’ll arrive at GHS 120 million,” he stated.
He noted that what Ghana needed to do was consciously and urgently cut down on unnecessary expenditure.