The member of Parliament for North Tongu Constituency Honaroble Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has revealed more details about Akufo-Addo’s presidential jet usage for the last 13 months. He asserts that the president’s 13 months jet travel has cost Ghana a total of GHS 34million.
In a post on his official Facebook page on Saturday, he wrote that since May last year when in the true spirit of Parliamentary oversight and an onerous duty to check reckless dissipation of scarce taxpayer funds, he began to track and publish all of President Akufo-Addo’s profligate travels by ultra-luxury chartered jets, not a single exposé has been challenged or impeached till this day.
He said that he even went as far as to offer Ministers of Defence, Finance & National Security the opportunity to refute or discredit my findings in Parliament through the urgent questions I filed which were duly admitted by Mr. Speaker but all the Ministers literally run from the unassailable truth, choosing rather to seek refuge under the shady cloak of national security in a shamefully desperate effort to avoid transparency and accountability.” He said.
“He provided highlights of 13-months of unimpeachable, unchangeable and irreproachable tracking publications. He showed all the details of the travels and it’s cost.” Okudzeto said.
A conservatively estimated total cost of Akufo-Addo’s obscenely lavish chartered trips over the last 13-months which has been paid for by the suffering Ghanaian taxpayer works out to a staggering GHS 34million. Okudzeto revealed.
He added that the GHS 34 million could have been saved because Ghana possesses a functioning Presidential Jet in great condition.
No President in Ghana’s entire history, including ironically those who didn’t make a public pledge to protect the public purse did this to our country.
The rape of the public purse must stop and that is why I am glad to announce that I have led a dedicated team to draft a Private Member’s Bill to regulate Presidential Travels in Ghana. unconscionable assault. He said.