Following the allegations of North Tongu MP, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, that President Akufo-Addo spent GH2.8 million of taxpayers’ money on a private jet to France and Johannesburg.
Ken Ofori-Atta, Minister of Finance, is scheduled to appear before Parliament Wednesday, July 21, 2021 to answer questions about the travel expenses of President Akuffo Addo.
Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa posted on Facebook that the president rented the airplane for an hourly rate of £15,000.
As reported by Starr FM, Mr Ablakwa confirmed his allegations, adding that he had evidence to substantiate them in the event that the presidency denied him.
According to him, the President left Accra for Paris on May 16 and moved from Paris to Johannesburg and then back to Accra on May 25, accumulating a total of 23 hours amounting to a colossal £345,000.
As of the current exchange rate, it amounts to GH¢2,828,432.80.
Ofori-Atta, who had been asked to give answers about the President’s travels since the allegations, had asked for more time.
Last Friday, the North Tongu MP stated that the Finance Minister would be meeting on Wednesday ( Today )
“I hope that the Finance Minister will be candid, transparent and unimpeachably sincere with the House after the rigmarole,” Mr. Ablakwa said.