June 24, 2022

Ablakwa Claims Akufo-Addo’s Trips To Belgium, Rwanda Cost Ghana €480,000

Member of Parliament for the North Tongu Constituency, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has claimed President Akufo-Addo’s trips to Belgium and Rwanda amounted to a sum of four hundred and eighty thousand euros.

The President on Sunday, June 19, 2022, left Ghana to attend the 15th Edition of the European Development Days Forum in Brussel and then stopped in Rwanda to attend the 2022 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) and the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of an mRNA vaccine factory in Kigali.

Even before his return on June 25, Ablakwa has revealed the President, after using a commercial vehicle for his preceding trips to the United States of America and the United Kingdom in May, has fallen back to the use of luxurious flights.

This time around, he said the president gave up his usual LX-DIO operated by Global Jet Luxembourg and opted for another luxurious private jet, D-Alex, operated by K-5 Aviation, based in Germany.

D-Alex, he said, costs the Ghanaian taxpayer €20,000 per hour.

“For President Akufo-Addo’s current trip to Belgium and Rwanda beginning Sunday the 19th of June, 2022 to attend the 15th Edition of the European Development Days Forum in Brussels, Belgium, and the 26th Meeting of the Heads of Government of the Commonwealth of Nations in Kigali, Rwanda; we can confirm a conservative bill of €480,000.00.

“The 480,000 Euros which is derived from 21 hours of total flight time plus other industry charges works out to some 4.1million Ghana Cedis at current exchange rate”, he explained.

Source: opemsuo.com/Hajara Fuseini

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