The Director of Communication at the Jubilee House, Eugene Arhin, has described as “lies and propaganda” claims by Samuel Okudzetu Ablakwa on President Akufo-Addo’s latest trip to Belgium and Rwanda.
President Akufo-Addo, left Ghana on Sunday to attend the 15th Edition of the European Development Days Forum in Brussels, Belgium, as well as the 26th Meeting of the Heads of Government of the Commonwealth of Nations in Kigali, Rwanda.
This trip, according to the North Tongu MP, caused the nation a conservative bill of €480,000.00 in private jet rental.
The Lawmaker explained that the ultra-modern private jet is at the astronomical cost of €20,000 an hour for his latest trips to Belgium and Rwanda.
But, the Presidency says the claims are not accurate.
“These claims by the North Tongu MP are not accurate, and as a Member of Parliament, I was hoping he would have been factual and truthful in his claims, and resisted the urge to engage in propaganda,” Director of Communication at the Jubilee House disclosed in a statement dated June 24, 2022.
He continued: “President Akufo-Addo left Ghana on Sunday, 19th June 2022, to attend the 15th edition of the European Development Days Forum in Brussels, Belgium. It is public knowledge that President Akufo-Addo DID NOT travel to Belgium aboard a chartered Airbus ACJ319, as is being claimed by the North Tongu MP.
“The President travelled to Belgium onboard an Air France Commercial Flight (AF0584), which departed Accra on Sunday at 7:20pm, made a stop-over in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, and then continued to Paris. In fact, all of President Akufo-Addo’s 12-member delegation travelled commercial.”