Ablakwa’s claim of Akufo-Addo flying ‘Luxury Monster’ inaccurate – Presidency
The presidency has denied charges made by the North Tongu MP that President Akufo-Addo traveled to Belgium and Rwanda recently aboard private jets hired from K5-Aviation, a German company.
Earlier today, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa criticized the President for using the “luxury beast” at a cost to the Ghanaian taxpayer of €20,000 per hour.
“Incorrigible President Akufo-Addo has done it again,” Mr. Ablakwa posted on his Facebook timeline. He has resumed his extremely callous and hazardous methods of profligately traveling in ultra-luxurious charters after pretending he was a changed man by flying commercial on his last two travels to the US and the UK.
“We can certify a cautious cost of €480,000.00 for President Akufo-recent Addo’s trip to Belgium and Rwanda. At the current exchange rate, the 480,000 Euros—the result of 21 hours of flying time total and other industry fees—equal almost 4.1 million Ghana Cedis.
However, the Presidency’s Director of Communications, Eugene Arhin, refuted the charges and noted their inaccuracy in a three-page statement.
He claimed that the President took an Air France commercial flight to get to Belgium (AF0584).
He mentioned that all 12 members of President Akufo-entourage Addo’s took commercial flights.
As a member of parliament, Mr. Arhin said, “I was hoping he would have been honest and truthful in his comments, and resisted the impulse to engage in propaganda.” “These claims by the North Tongu MP are not accurate,” Mr. Arhin said.