Ghana ‘technically’ doesn’t have a presidential jet – NPP MP explains why

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• Ghana has a fly available to the president however it isn’t only his

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• This is the perspective on a NPP MP who backs the transition to get another official stream

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• President Akufo-Addo has been blamed for wastage in sanctioning extravagance jets notwithstanding having an authority stream available to him

Andy Kwame Appiah-Kubi, Asante Akyem North Member of Parliament on the ticket of the decision New Patriotic Party, has said Ghana in fact doesn’t have an official fly.

Appiah-Kubi, who is likewise an individual from the Foreign Affairs Committee contends that the current stream was one that was accessible to the president and for other public tasks as and when vital.

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For his purposes, the way that the Dassault Falcon 900 EXE was not implied for the selective utilization of the president implied that it couldn’t be named an official stream.

“Previously, peacekeepers have utilized the fly … individuals like me have sat in the Presidential stream to go to Abuja as CEO of Free Zones Board

“At the point when the president utilizes a fly so intended for the president to utilize, it doesn’t make it an official fly. I would even help that we ought to try and purchase business jets. On the off chance that we need to purchase a fly now according to the plan of the airforce including the official voyages, why not?” he submitted in a meeting on Joy News channel’s UpFront program recently.

Gotten some information about plans by the public authority to get another fly for use by the president, he expressed that to the degree that the Falcon stayed hazardous and unsuitable for reason, it was basic to get another one.

“The hawk has demonstrated to be questionable and perilous, when the president needed to fly back to Washington, he needed to fly back per another fly. It isn’t good for reason until further notice and it is additionally undependable,” he focused.

He additionally questioned sorts put out by Ranking Member on Foreign Affairs and MP for North Tongu, comparative with the expense of official voyages.

“We can’t take figures from him (Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa) as real, the idea of the game is proof, has he given you any proof? No. I will question any data coming from him… did he append any proof? The appropriate response is no,” he said.

As per Okudzeto Ablakwa, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has spent more than 10 million cedis on rich planes in three late excursions to Europe and America. He added that the president decided on costly contracts in spite of Ghana’s official stream being in perfect condition.

Clergyman of Defense on the requirement for new official fly

Dominic Nitiwul, Minister of Defense, in June 2021, showed up before Parliamentarians to answer Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa’s inquiry on the official fly.

In his reaction, the clergyman demonstrated that the current fly was protected yet in addition that that was the ideal opportunity for the country to get a new and befitting official stream. The Falcon 900 EX-Easy airplanes, he said, was not good for reason.

“The limit of the current Falcon airplane is far underneath that of Fokker 28 which flew incredibly, significant people of in excess of 25 travelers during the Acheampong, Akuffo, Rawlings and Kufuor periods henceforth the critical requirement for a proper airplane which can convey a superior payload as far as travelers of 70 to 100 individuals and to convey all their stuff without influencing the presentation of the airplane.”

He noticed, the official fly – Falcon 900 Ex-Easy – could just convey 11 travelers less the group and it regularly needed to do “unfortunate refueling stops at accidental objections” during extended periods, making burden both the President and the host nations.

Nitiwul expressed that, to turn away such burdens, the utilization of the sanctioned personal luxury plane was basic as it could convey more travelers and fly significant distances without making stops to refuel.

“Indeed, while Falcon Ex-Easy is useful and airworthy, the choice to venture out especially to long and numerous objections, for example, the President heading out to France, Belgium and South Africa and back to Ghana, particularly during the COVID time, would consistently require a bigger limit airplane, for example, a Boeing Business stream (BBJ) or Airbus ACJ 319 not in any event, when the Falcon is airworthy,” he said.

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