Akufo-Addo wasn’t gagged for opposing JJ’s purchase of presidential jet – Ablakwa



• The NPP energetically went against the acquisition of an official stream years prior


• The fly being referred to was the Gulfstream GIII purchased in 1998 by the Rawlings government


• Ablakwa has as of late been crusading against ‘lavish goes’ by the President

Parliament’s Ranking Member on Foreign Affairs, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has said he won’t be occupied in looking for deals with serious consequences regarding what he calls sumptuous goes by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo.

In a September 22, 2021 Facebook post, Ablakwa tested pundits who guaranteed he was taking part in twofold norms having beforehand profited from a comparable advantage to give proof that that he had at any point sanctioned or utilized a personal luxury plane as a public authority.


He added that set of experiences shows that the sitting president and the then resistance New Patriotic Party straightforwardly went against the acquisition of the Ghana’s third official stream, the Gulfstream GIII by the Jerry John Rawlings government.

“It has not been that long in our set of experiences when MP for Akim Abuakwa South, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his partner NPP MPs raised significant concerns and pursued a lively mission over President Rawlings’ acquisition of the Gulfstream GIII – Ghana’s third Presidential Jet,” his post read.

He added that not at all like for his situation where individuals are hectically assaulting his character and looking to choke him, “No one choked MP Akufo-Addo then, at that point, and my partners and I will not be choked now,” he added.

“We walk on without dread or favor; our main inspiration is the incomparable public interest and the certified security of the public satchel. For God and Ghana,” he focused.

The post was made a day after he uncovered implied flight cost of the President on his excursion to the United States where he is taking part in the 76th United Nations General Assembly.

This was the third time over the most recent three months that he has revealed Akufo-Addo’s utilization of sumptuous contracted trips for outings to Europe and the United States.

Ablakwa claimed that moderate evaluations show that the multiple times the president utilized sanctioned flights cost the state around 10 million Ghana cedis. He is worried that Ghana’s official fly remaining parts in mint condition and might have filled the need and saved the citizen

The third official stream was gotten by President Jerry John Rawlings, the Gulfstream GIII. It was purchased from the Americans and showed up in 1998.

Its buy created contention and afterward resistance pioneer Kufuor would not utilize it selecting business trips till the current one was bought. Kufuor sold the Gulfstream in 2006.

The current and fourth official fly was requested in 2008 by then President John Agyekum Kufuor , its documentation showed up in Parliament in March 2008 with the then government submitting a request for two of the planes – the Falcon 900 EX-Easy airplanes and a Boeing Business Jet (BBJ).

The two airplanes were to cost in the area of 105 million dollars yet the current Falcon alone expense more than 37 million dollars.

At the point when the Mills government got to work, it dropped demand for one of the planes, the BBJ, at the time the president contended that Ghana required one fly refering to the requirement for reasonability in government spending.

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