President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has by and by mixed contention by leasing one more personal luxury plane at the galactic expense of $18, 000 an hour on personal luxury planes for his most recent excursion to the United States of America.
President was as of late praised by North Tongu MP, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, and a segment of Ghanaians for leaving his favored rich personal luxury plane for a business trip to Dubai.
In any case, on his most recent excursion to the USA, the president allegedly loaded up a business departure from Ghana and got together with the $18, 000 an hour personal luxury plane for the remainder of his outing in the US and hence to London, as indicated by data given by Ablakwa.
“It is basic to take note of that up until this point, the Ghanaian citizen should hack up a galactic US$465,000 in extravagance rental charges. At the present trade, that is a startling GHS3,505,515.49. This will really intend that since May last year, the Ghanaian citizen has spent something like GHS28.5million on President Akufo-Addo’s flashy voyages,” Mr Ablakwa composed on his Facebook page Sunday evening.
He added, “How misleading is that for an administration that professes to be cutting use definitely right after far and wide horrendous difficulties and monetary bungle, but then our President has the heart to spend an incredible 3.5million Ghana Cedis going to a faith gathering and a whimsical the travel industry occasion in London.”
The following is the full review by Okudzeto Ablakwa
I know a large number of you have been standing by definitely for our reliably irreproachable and legitimate flight following subtleties of President Akufo-Addo’s most recent travel to the United States of America and the United Kingdom.
As usual, we like your exorbitant premium, liberal support and above all your enthusiastic association in guaranteeing that there is more noteworthy straightforwardness and responsibility in the administration of our dear and just country.
Sadly, I don’t have uplifting news for you. Our campaign to get the President to stay faithful to his commitment of safeguarding the public tote our determination to end bare iniquity actually requires more work.
With the pompous idea that the unsavory E-Levy has been gotten to round up more income to fund his sumptuous guilty pleasures, and after briskly conceding an official consent of questionable legitimacy, as President Akufo-Addo knows very well that 136 NPP MPs can’t imply to comprise a dynamic majority; President Akufo-Addo has returned to his prior methods of Russian Oligarchic ventures.
After a passing hint of something better over the horizon when he was constrained to fly business to Dubai last month, many had figured his affinity for the shocking selling out of the Ghanaian individuals by his unshakable dispersal of scant expenses on his sensual way of life in spite of an until recently uproarious guarantee to safeguard the public tote presently has a place with the past. All the more along these lines, considering his administration’s public stance of huge use slices as an immediate reaction to the present monetary emergency.
Clearly, we were only hoodwinked; President Akufo-Addo has for the umpteenth time overlooked the unstable condition of the Ghanaian economy and deserted Ghana’s US$36million Presidential Jet for his most appreciated ultra-extravagance toy – the LX-DIO which presently leases for US18,000 60 minutes.
It is plainly a powerless expensive fixation that unfortunately, the Ghanaian citizen should pay for.
His new “meet-me-there-strategy” is a well-hatched one to create the impression to Ghanaians back home that he’s indeed repented and is now committed to flying commercial only to catch up with his chartered aircraft in transit for the rest of his travels.
So, President Akufo-Addo left Accra for Washington on Thursday 31st March 2022 at 11:52 pm aboard a United Airlines Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner with call sign UAL997.
Before the President landed at 6:40 am at the Dulles International Airport in Washington on the 1st of April, the ubiquitous luxury LX-DIO had landed at the same airport the previous day at 12:27 pm waiting for President Akufo-Addo.
President Akufo-Addo couldn’t wait to fly his favourite US$18,000 an hour LX-DIO from Washington where he departed at 10:13 am and arrived at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina at 11:22 am — a flight time of 01:09. It is important to acknowledge that there were more than a dozen available commercial flights with business class tickets not exceeding $700 in value.
The President kept the LX-DIO with him as he addressed Bishop T.D. Jakes’ summit and then flew aboard the same extravagant jet yesterday the 2nd of April, 2022 at 9:28 am US time and arriving at the London Stansted Airport at 9:40 pm UK time. A flight time of some 7hours and 54minutes.
At this point, it is unclear if the President will return to Ghana with the LX-DIO on Wednesday or if he would stick to the new deceptive strategy of being seen in the Ghanaian jurisdiction aboard commercial flights while hiding his elaborate chartered arrangements from the prying Ghanaian public.
It is imperative to note that so far, the Ghanaian taxpayer must cough up an astronomical US$465,000 in luxury rental charges. At the current exchange, that is a scary GHS3,505,515.49.
This will mean that since May last year, the Ghanaian taxpayer has spent at least GHS28.5million on President Akufo-Addo’s ostentatious travels.
How duplicitous is that for a government that claims to be cutting expenditure drastically in the wake of widespread excruciating hardships and economic mismanagement, and yet our President has the conscience to spend a whopping 3.5million Ghana Cedis attending a church service and a fanciful tourism event in London?
With this terrible example from the President by attending events at great cost to the taxpayer that cannot be classified as a priority, one wonders how the presidency can enforce its recent ban on ministerial international travels.
Be assured, this latest “meet-me-there-strategy” shall be vigorously exposed and defeated.
Our tracking continues; we shall keep you updated.
For God and Country