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Ban On Foreign Trips: Akufo-Addo Flew Private Jet After Passage Of E-Levy – Okudzeto Alleges | Politics

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Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has disclosed that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has returned to renting his ‘favourite’ luxury private jet after the passage of E-levy.

According to him, the president now rents the luxurious private jet more cunningly to hide it from the prying eyes of the Ghanaian public.

In a post on his social media handle, the Ranking Member of Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee explained that President Akufo-Addo travels onboard a commercial flight from the country while the rented luxurious private jet awaits him at his destination airport.

“President Akufo-Addo has for the umpteenth time ignored the precarious state of the Ghanaian economy and abandoned Ghana’s US$36million Presidential Jet in favour of his most cherished ultra-luxury toy — the LX-DIO which now rents for US18,000 an hour.

“It is clearly a helpless costly addiction which sadly, the Ghanaian taxpayer must pay for. The President’s latest misconduct appears to be the most deceptive thus far.

“His new “meet-me-there-strategy” is a well-hatched one to create the impression to Ghanaians back home that he’s indeed repented and now committed to flying commercial only to catch up with his chartered aircraft in transit for the rest of his travels,” parts of Mr. Ablakwa’s post read.

The legislator indicated that the luxurious LX-DIO private jet now rents at US$18,000 per hour adding that “it is imperative to note that so far, the Ghanaian taxpayer must cough up an astronomical US$465,000 in luxury rental charges.

“At the current exchange, that is a scary GHS3,505,515.49. This will mean that since May last year, the Ghanaian taxpayer has spent at least GHS28.5million on President Akufo-Addo’s ostentatious travels” he continued.

President Akufo-Addo travelled via a commercial flight to the Dubai Expo held on Monday, March 7.

This drew praise from Mr. Ablakwa who had been on the heels of the president imploring him to use the Presidential jet which he says is in pristine condition.

“President Akufo-Addo, who has defiantly flown on ultra-luxurious chartered executive jets for all his trips outside Africa since May last year, deserves some credit for finally listening to an outraged public and surrendering to legitimate patriotic pressure from struggling Ghanaians reeling under an economy in tatters.”

“I sincerely applaud President Akufo-Addo for flying commercial to the Dubai Expo as he left Ghana yesterday [Monday, March 7],” he added in a Facebook post.

Read Below The Full Post of Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa

Good evening, folks.

I know many of you have been waiting keenly for our consistently unimpeachable and authoritative flight tracking details of President Akufo-Addo’s latest travel to the United States of America and the United Kingdom.

As always, we appreciate your high interest, generous encouragement and most importantly your patriotic partnership in ensuring that there is greater transparency and accountability in the governance of our dear and only country.
Unfortunately, I do not have good news for you. Our crusade to get the President to keep his promise of protecting the public purse and our resolve to end naked profligacy still requires more work.

With the pretentious notion that the obnoxious E-Levy has been secured to rake in more revenue to finance his lavish indulgences, and after hurriedly granting a presidential assent of dubious validity, as President Akufo-Addo knows very well that 136 NPP MPs cannot purport to constitute a decision-making quorum; President Akufo-Addo is back to his old ways of Russian Oligarchic travels.

After a momentary glimmer of hope when he was compelled to fly commercial to Dubai last month, many had thought his penchant for egregious betrayal of the Ghanaian people by his obstinate dissipation of scarce taxes on his sybaritic lifestyle despite a hitherto loud promise to protect the public purse now belongs to the past.

More so, considering his government’s public posture of massive expenditure cuts as a direct response to the current economic crisis.

Apparently, we were merely deceived; President Akufo-Addo has for the umpteenth time ignored the precarious state of the Ghanaian economy and abandoned Ghana’s US$36million Presidential Jet in favour of his most cherished ultra-luxury toy — the LX-DIO which now rents for US18,000 an hour.

It is clearly a helpless costly addiction which sadly, the Ghanaian taxpayer must pay for.

The President’s latest misconduct appears to be the most deceptive thus far.
His new “meet-me-there-strategy” is a well hatched one to create the impression to Ghanaians back home that he’s indeed repented and now committed to flying commercial only to catch up with his chartered aircraft in transit for the rest of his travels.

So, President Akufo-Addo left Accra for Washington on Thursday 31st March, 2022 at 11:52pm aboard a United Airlines Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner with call sign UAL997.

Before the President landed at 6:40am at the Dulles International Airport in Washington on the 1st of April, the ubiquitous luxury LX-DIO had landed at same airport the previous day at 12:27pm waiting for President Akufo-Addo.

President Akufo-Addo couldn’t wait to fly his favourite US$18,000 an hour LX-DIO from Washington where he departed at 10:13am and arrived at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina at 11:22am — a flight time of 01:09. It is important to acknowledge that there were more than a dozen available commercial flights with business class tickets not exceeding $700 in value.

The President kept the LX-DIO with him as he addressed Bishop T.D. Jakes’ summit and then flew aboard the same extravagant jet yesterday the 2nd of April, 2022 at 9:28am US time and arriving at the London Stansted Airport at 9:40pm UK time. A flight time of some 7hours 54minutes.

At this point, it is unclear if the President will return to Ghana with the LX-DIO on Wednesday or if he would stick to the new deceptive strategy of being seen in the Ghanaian jurisdiction aboard commercial flights while hiding his elaborate chartered arrangements from the prying Ghanaian public.

It is imperative to note that so far, the Ghanaian taxpayer must cough up an astronomical US$465,000 in luxury rental charges. At current exchange, that is a scary GHS3,505,515.49.

This will mean that since May last year, the Ghanaian taxpayer has spent at least GHS28.5million on President Akufo-Addo’s ostentatious travels.

How duplicitous is that for a government that claims to be cutting expenditure drastically in the wake of widespread excruciating hardships and economic mismanagement, and yet our President has the conscience to spend a whopping 3.5million Ghana Cedis attending a church service and a fanciful tourism event in London.

With this terrible example from the President by attending events at great cost to the taxpayer that cannot be classified as priority, one wonders how the presidency can enforce its recent ban on ministerial international travels.

Be assured, this latest “meet-me-there-strategy” shall be vigorously exposed and defeated.

Our tracking continues; we shall keep you updated.

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Wontumi Has His Positives But,….. – Osei Kyei-Mensah Bonsu (VIDEO) | Elections

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The Majority Leader and Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Hon. Osei Kyei-Mensah Bonsu has stopped short of declaring his total support for the Ashanti Regional Chairman, Mr Bernard Antwi Boasiako, aka Chairman Wontumi, ahead of the regional elections on Friday.
 
Hon. Kyei-Mensah says Chairman Wontumi is one of the best persons to lead the NPP in the Ashanti Region in the quest to Break the 8-year electoral cycle.
 
He indicated that though the party in its current state is going through some challenges, he still thinks it will require someone with experience such as Wontumi to rectify them.
 
Speaking on Fox 97.9FM political show in Kumasi, the Majority Leader and Member of Parliament for Suame, said Chairman Wontumi has a huge influence in NPP politics and credited him for his role in reviving the party in the region since his election as Chairman.
 
“Let’s be honest; we all know the role Wontumi played in the NPP, especially prior to the 2016 elections. He did a lot to revive the grassroots and has seen the party win two successive elections. Wontumi has done well and deserves to be commended” He noted.
 
The Majority Leader further emphasized “Yes, it true things are not the way they used to be and will require some review. Some say being the incumbent, and having been around for a while, has the requisite experience to fix things.”

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A/R: “We’ll Work Together, Think Together And Decide Together” – Odeneho Assures Ahead Of Chairmanship Race | Politics

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“Under my chairmanship, we are going to work together, think together, decide together, vote together, suffer together, enjoy together, and solve our issues and differences together. This is what makes my idea different. What unites us is bigger than what divides us, we are all working for one common goal, we have a party to manage and protect to win power” these were the words of an aspiring Ashanti Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party(NPP).

Chairman Odeneho Kwaku Appiah (COKA) has pledged to serve the New Patriotic Party (NPP) on all fronts.

According to him, he is going to serve as the chairman for the entire Ashanti Region and not only Kumasi should delegate give him the mandate.

Speaking at a press briefing today, ahead of the NPP Regional Executives Elections on Friday, COKA stated that “I’m not going to be a chairman for Kumasi; I’m going to be a chairman for Ashanti Region.”

He stated that he is going to work hand in hand with all party members, thus from the grassroots to the top.
Speaking directly to the NPP delegates, Odeneho said; “Delegates, if you want practical and reasonable help, instead of empty words: this is the idea for you, then COKA is the man.

“Delegates!!!! If you want a leader with vision, passion, devotion, hard work, and love, Vote for COKA. If you want promises you can trust, then COKA.”

“Delegates, my leadership will show you love and respect, I will not abandon you, I will not leave you to your own resources; I will not stand taller than you. I will do whatever I think is right, not what my mind directs me.
My opponents may have (maybe) good ideas, but can they deliver?

“We have a party to manage and protect to win power” – Odeneho Kwaku Appiah

Delegate, under my leadership we will always think about the future for all, I will bring hope alive to the party, make our dreams come true, and meet the ambition of the party.

Delegates, you need to make the right decision now, the right choice now for our future generation in Ashanti Region as a whole.

Delegates, in building the future, I will do my best to fight with all my strength, energy, and resources to work with you to achieve our party goals and objectives. The vote from Ashanti Region is important for our party, let’s not underestimate this, we need a strong, competent, confident strategic, and wise leader like myself to lead the region.

Delegates, I will use my energy, skills, and resources to deliver the best to achieve lasting results. I am passionate about uplifting the party better than we found it now.”

COKA as he’s widely known said he believes the future will be progressive; progress he said isn’t a promise but a plan to salvage the party from its lost glory.

”The fight is for our lives – and it is the fight for our future. I have faith in the delegates and our party members.

”I am confident that, together, we can make the future of our beloved party brighter; and can be both sustained and shared, he added.

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