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Government Is Scared To Tell Ghanaians How Much Akufo-Addo Spent On His Foreign Trips – Vitus Azeem



Anti-corruption campaigner, Vitus Azeem says the government is scared to be open about the President’s expenditure in his foreign trips.

This comes after the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta failed to disclose the monies spent on the President’s trip to France and South Africa, rather referred Parliament to the National Security Minister.

“Mr. Speaker, the Presidents’ domestic and international travels are matters to do with National Security. Therefore, the National Security Minister is best placed to furnish this Honorable House with the details needed.

“To facilitate the safe coordination of the President’s travels, domestic and foreign, the Office of Government Machinery and the National Security Secretariat work together to achieve this,” Mr Ofori-Atta said.

However, Mr Azeem believes the government is obviously afraid to make their spending on the President’s trips public because they know they’ve over-spent.

“I’m disappointed because politicians always hide behind certain faulty laws to withhold information from the public. This is a financial matter, accountability to Ghanaians, what is national security about this? It’s not as if the president is now going, he has travelled and come back so why is it a security matter?”, he said.



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