Executive Director of think-tank, Alliance for Social Equity and Public Accountability, ASEPA, Mensah Thompson has claimed the country’s presidential jet has been turned to a family property of President Akufo-Addo.
According to him some children of a close relative of the president between December 20 to December 30, 2021, were allowed to use Ghana’s Presidential Jet for a shopping trip to the UK.
He further alleged that the relatives of the president brought their friends along on the trip and they turned the Presidential Jet into a party venue, of which they shared pictures and videos on social media.
“So between the 20th and 30th of December, 2021, during the Christmas, the children of a close relative of the President took Ghana’s Presidential Jet the Falcon EX jet on a trip to the UK just for Christmas shopping.
“They didn’t go alone, they went with their friends and partied in the sky all through the trip, taking snap videos and flaunting their lucky adventure,” he alleged.
He however failed to provide pictures and videos as evidence to his ‘wild’ claims.
“Ghana has spent close to half a billion dollars in the last two years renting private jets for our president, whiles his family members continue to lavish in our rejected aircraft at the expense of the poor tax payer,” Mensah Thompson continued.