Ghana Government has announced plans to acquire a new presidential private jet to aid the president in his foreign travels
Director of communication at the presidency, Eugene Arhin says the Minister of Defence has initiated the processes to procure a new private jet
President Nana Akufo-Addo has come under fire from the Member of Parliament from North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, who accuse the president of wasting taxpayers money on hiring luxurious jets for his foreign trips instead of using the existing one.
Speaking to journalists at the Jubilee House on Monday, September 27, 2021, Eugene Arhin said:
“You would recollect that when the government of President Kufuor left office in 2008, it had procured two jets, the current Falcon and a bigger one but for one reason or the other, the bigger jet was cancelled, and we were left with just one. That has happened, but you will recall that the Defence Minister stated clearly that the government has decided to buy a bigger jet to save us from all these troubles.”
“I don’t want to go into the details, but I am sure that when the Minister gets the opportunity, he will give further information on what the government is doing in that respect, but I am sure of the fact that government is already in the process of getting a bigger jet for use”, he disclosed.