• Ghana’s Falcon 900 EXE is being utilized by Guinea-Bissau President
• He is right now in São Tomé going to the initiation of President-elect, Carlos Vila Nova
• This isn’t whenever an African President first is utilizing the Falcon
Ghana’s Dassault Falcon 900 EXE is at present being utilized by the Guinea-Bissau President, Général Umaro El Mokhtar Sissoco Embaló, who is as of now going to the initiation service of São Tomé President-elect, Carlos Vila Nova.
In pictures located by GhanaWeb on President Embaló’s checked Facebook page, the President is considered saying to be authorities goodbye as he sheets the Falcon 900 EXE to head out to São Tomé and Príncipe for the introduction today.
“His Excellency the President of the Republic, Army Général Umaro Mokhtar Sissoco is en route to Sao Tome where he will take an interest tomorrow Saturday in the swearing-in service of the chosen leader of this Lusophonic country, Carlos Vila Nova,” the Facebook post read.
In one more arrangement of photos, Général Umaro El Mokhtar Sissoco Embaló, is seen landing the Falcon 900 EXE with the subtitle, “the President of the Republic has shown up securely in São Tomé-et-Príncipe for the initiation service of President-elect Carlos Vila Nova.”
Upon his landing in the São Tomé International Airport, he was welcomed by Edite Ten Jua, São Tomé Foreign Minister.
A post with photos of the Falcon 900 EXE behind Embaló read:
“His Excellency the President of the Republic Army, Général Umaro Mokhtar Sissoco, showed up before the expected time this evening in São Tomé to go to the initiation service of President-elect Carlos Vila Nova.
“Upon landing in São Tomé International Airport, the Head of State was welcomed by Foreign Minister São Tomé and Príncipe, Edite Ten Jua.”
This isn’t whenever another West African President first is seen utilizing Ghana’s official stream.
It was utilized by Liberian President, George Manneh Weah to and from Ghana for an Emergency ECOWAS Summit in Ghana on September 15, 2021.
The fly that the President of Ghana uses to go for worldwide meetings has as of late become a topic of conversation.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has been blamed by the MP for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, of forsaking the useful stream for extravagance airplane that come at an enormous cost of the customary citizen.
The MP had expressed, he would request a few replies from the Foreign Affairs Minister when Parliament reconvenes, on why the Liberian President was permitted to utilize the Presidential stream.
The MP had said, in a meeting with Citi News, that the Ministry expected to confess all on not just why the African chief was given the fly yet in addition on the off chance that it will comprise a “twofold monetary weight” on Ghana following Akufo-Addo’s utilization of one more fly for his movements.
The Foreign Affairs Ministry in reacting to the MP’s remark, depicted it as terrible in light of the fact that it is a not unexpected practice for nations to loan their airplane to different Heads of State.
The Ministry clarified in a press explanation that as a feature of reciprocal and multilateral discretionary relations, different well disposed States give help of various structures to one another.
“Government isn’t on a mission to scatter wantonly, State assets however is centered around seeking after a logical international strategy that encourages provincial coordination and great amiability in an environment of harmony and solidness. This eventually acclimates to the advantage of Ghana and West Africa everywhere,” portions of the assertion read.
The assertion further expressed, “In a period when Ghana’s administration and populace are advocating a recharging of Pan-Africanism across the mainland and the diaspora, (with streamlined commerce taking off under the AfCFTA), Hon. Okudzeto Ablakwa’s separate stance comes as a shock to the Ministry.
“In the light of the arduous and purposeful endeavors by ECOWAS pioneers to facilitate harmony in the district, the Ministry thinks that it is fairly terrible that Hon. Okudzeto Ablakwa would look for intentionally to sloppy the waters with these negative remarks.”
The French-fabricated Dassault Falcon 900 EX-Easy airplanes, was procured during President John Agyekum Kufuor’s time in 2007 yet was conveyed for use in 2010.