The New Patriotic Party (NPP) Secretary for Navrongo Central Constituency, Moses Amoah, has mounted a strong defense for Government’s decision to hire a private jet for recent foreign trips by President Nana Akufo-Addo.
This follows series of allegations by Member of Parliament (MP) for North Tongu, Samuel Akudzeto Ablakwa, that the President had been spending millions of Ghana Cedis on his recent trips to France, Johannesburg and the latest being the United States (US); instead of using the presidential jet available to him.
But responding to the issue which has generated public debate, Mr. Amoah argued that the life and safety of the President mattered so much and that should be the ultimate factor in making decisions for his travels.
According to him, “No amount of money can buy the life and safety of the president. And if NDC [National Democratic Congress] at their time will gamble with the life of President Mahama, the NPP will not do that.”
Mr. Amoah continued that “If President Akufo-Addo goes out there with our presidential jet and something bad happens to him, the same NDC members will turn to blame the people who are in charge of making arrangements for the President’s travels. And I can say that NDC will even be the biggest beneficiaries if something bad happens to Akufo-Addo. They will be happy within themselves.”
He said the fact that President Nana Akufo-Addo promised to protect the public purse does not mean he should put his life at risk.
The NPP Communicator went on to cast doubts at the genuineness of pictures circulating on social media platforms purported to be associate with the President’s recent international trips.
“When you go to the website of a certain company or sit in your NDC offices and cook up figures and throw them upon Ghanaians and expect us to accept them, its pure propagander.” He said on A1 Radio’s Daybreak Upper East show.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1 MHz| |Ghana