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Hire an $18,000-an-hour jet again and we’ll demonstrate – Ablakwa to Akufo-Addo

North Tongu lawmaker Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has said the Minority Caucus is ready to stage a demonstration over President Akufo-Addo’s incessant charter of an ultra-luxury US$18,000-an-hour executive jet for his foreign travels.

Despite several calls on the President to resort to the use of Ghana’s presidential jet and save the taxpayer some money on his foreign travels, Nana Akufo-Addo, according to Mr Ablakwa, has remained adamant.

Mr Ablakwa has alleged that the President has rather adopted a new deceptive “meet-me-there-camouflage” attitude in hiring the extravagant jet.

Instead of flying with the jet from Ghana, the jet meets him halfway through his travels.

Mr Ablakwa said President Akufo-Addo dispatched his favourite obscenely extravagant LX-DIO executive jet back to Paris, France, as he returned to Accra last night aboard a Boeing 777-236(ER) British Airways commercial flight with call sign BAW81 at 8:10 pm.

He said the President’s latest trip to the US and UK on a private jet cost the taxpayer GHS3.5 million.

In a Facebook post, Mr Ablakwa served notice that “if between now and 27th May 2022, President Akufo-Addo once again abandons Ghana’s Presidential Jet and charters an ultra-luxury US$18,000 an hour executive jet, we will and are absolutely ready to stage what shall be the biggest demonstration ever to hit his government. Notice is hereby served.”


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