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Akufo-Addo to buy new presidential jet

The government has started the process of acquiring a new state aircraft that will serve as the presidential jet among other functions, the Director of Communications at the Office of the President, Eugene Arhin, has confirmed.

The Minister of Defence, Dominic Nitiwul, in June this year while answering a question on the floor of Parliament posed by MP for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, on the state of the country’s existing presidential jet, noted that there was the need for the nation to think about purchasing a new aircraft.

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has come under criticism from the opposition on the hiring of luxury jets by the President on his foreign trips. National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament from North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has accused President Akufo-Addo of wasting taxpayer’s money on hiring luxurious jets for his foreign trips instead of using the existing one presidential jet.

Sept. 28, 2021