Hon. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, Member of Parliament For North Tongu’s, recent claims of the Presidency returning to “his grossly insensitive and reckless ways of profligate traveling in ultra-luxurious charters” has been shot down through a Press Statement.
Hon. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, Member of Parliament For North Tongu in a social media post claimed the Presidency “he switched companies, President Akufo-Addo on this occasion decided to abandon his favourite LX-DIO operated by Global Jet Luxembourg and opted for German based private jet operator — K5-Aviation.
This the member of Parliament noted was for the President’s recent trips to Belgium and Rwanda. “As usual, President Akufo-Addo ordered their top-of-the-range and most expensive aircraft in their collection — the Airbus ACJ319. It is registered D-Alex. Its serial number is 5963, Type Code A319 and a Mode S of 3C70B8”.
Hon. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa continued that “the luxury monster is costing the Ghanaian taxpayer €20,000 an hour”.
However, Director of Communications at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin has debunked the claims noting it is not true. “The claims by the North Tongu MP are not accurate, and as a Member Of Parliament, I was hoping he would have been factual and truthful in his claims, and resisted the urge to engage in propaganda.”
The President he added travelled onboard an Air France Commercial Flight (AF0584) to Belgium. He noted that all of President Akufo-Addo’s 12-member delegation travelled commercial.
Taking it to his Facebook timeline, Mr Ablakwa however recommended the 1st lady for flying to Kigali using the Ghana’s Presidential Jet. “I must, however, commend First Lady, Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo for honourably flying to Kigali aboard Ghana’s Presidential Jet which took her some 4hours and 49minutes” .