How Akufo-Addo used chartered ‘luxury’ jet to Serbia for NAM conference

.• President Akufo-Addo didn’t utilize the official stream on his most recent excursion


• He traveled to Serbia throughout the end of the week on board a contracted stream


• He has recently utilized the Boeing 737-900ER BBJ3 for two abroad’s outings

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo did not utilize the official stream for his excursion to Serbia for the Non-Aligned Movement’s 60th commemoration.

The President and his escort flew on a Boeing 737-900ER BBJ3 enlisted under the name LX-DIO extravagance fly which he had recently made a trip with to the United Nations General Assembly in September, as per North Tongu lawmaker Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa.


Despite the fact that the administration didn’t share photographs of his takeoff from Accra or appearance in the Serbian capital of Belgrade, the Serbian Foreign Affairs Ministry shared photographs of the appearance of Akufo-Addo on its Twitter handle.

One of four photographs posted showed Akufo-Addo being gotten as he dropped from the steps of the Boeing contracted stream, one more photograph with a more clear perspective on the fly behind the scenes shows the President being guided to the appearance corridor.

What Ablakwa expounded on the Boeing 737-900ER BBJ3 a.k.a. LX-DIO

In a September 21 Facebook post, the North Tongu MP affirmed that President Akufo-Addo made a trip to the United States for the UN General Assembly culmination on board a similar Boeing plane displayed in Belgrade.

His post read to some degree: “ultra-extravagance airplane he used to the UK and Germany — the Luxembourg-based extravagance stream enrolled LX-DIO and worked by Global Jet Luxembourg. Same Boeing 737-900ER BBJ3 with Manufacturer Serial Number (MSN) 62515 and Line Number 5659.

The blue and white LX-DIO’s components have not changed: 19-seater extravagance stream which has a HEX code 4D0213 which is arranged VIP, has 2x CFMI motors and was conveyed to the flow administrators in November 2015.

As is presently notable, this extravagance beast comes furnished with various segments to ensure excellent solace. It gives a VIP parlor to unwinding, Five-Star feasting offices, Royal Master room, Cinema Room uniquely portrayed for watching films which is a different embellishment from other in-flight theater setups, and obviously complete with an extravagance shower.

To and fro on official voyages

The subject of official voyages have become effective lately with the North Tongu MP blaming the public authority for investing on extravagance at an energy when the nation wrestling with a pandemic and battling economy hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ablakwa has affirmed that three sanctioned outings by the President has cost the citizen around 10 million cedis regardless of Ghana having an official stream that is in mint condition.

The public authority last month, through the Director of Communications at the administration, reported designs to purchase another official stream.

While Defense Minister Dominic Nitiwul concedes the current official stream, the Dassault Falcon 900 EXE, was practical he included reaction in Parliament that it was not good for reason.

An assistant to Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia, Gideon Boako, is on record as saying the President utilized the current stream for subregional voyages and sanctioned planes for long stretch ventures, on the guidance of the National Security.


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