A former Deputy Minister of Information, Felix Kwakye Ofosu has questioned the rational behind the government’s decision to acquire a new private jet for the President.
In a post on Facebook he said in this difficult period of Covid-19 it’ll be a waste of resources to do such thing.
Director of communications at the presidency had disclosed to the media that plans are already advanced to procure a new private jet.
Addressing the press 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.”
Reacting to the news, Felix wrote “so we have woken up to news that the Akufo-Addo/Bawumia government has every intention of plunging deeper into ostentatious, lavish and wasteful handling of scare national resources.
“They want to go one better by buying a new, bigger and more luxurious jet to satisfy the creature comfort and lavish taste of the President.