Private Jet: Prez Akufo-Addo Is Playing 'Hide-and-seek' With Me – Okudzeto Ablakwa

The Member of Parliament(MP) for North Tongu constituency, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, says President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has been playing hide-and-seek with him in his quest to expose his profligate traveling lifestyle at the expense of the poor taxpayer.

According to him, he has never been in the good books of the President since he started unraveling his luxurious lifestyle of jetting around the world like a monarch, a Russian oligarch or an Arabian king.
Speaking in an interview on Okay FM’s Ade Akye Abia morning show, he further accused the President of failing to defend his conduct and resorting to playing hide-and-seek with him since he committed to exposing his profligacy.

“This is all about greater comfort, luxury. The President wants to be able to take a shower in the air when he is traveling just like the Minister of Defense said. He wants to have a master bedroom and a private cinema room. Look, all these things is for him to live like a Russian Oligarch, an Arabian King or a British aristocrat at the same time. But for a developing country, for a country with all of our challenges, is that something you should be doing?"

Mr. Okudzeto Ablakwa had ealier accused the President of adopting a “meet-me-there” approach in his use of private jets for his foreign travels.

The President on the back of his constant campaign against his use of luxurious private jets, left Ghana for a trip to the United States and the United Kingdom with a commercial airline.

He, however, noted that the President, upon his arrival in Washington had his favourite luxurious $18,000 an hour LX-DIO private aircraft waiting for him.

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Hands off Mexico’s $130m Presidential Jet – Ablakwa tells Akufo-Addo

Hon. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has in a recent facebook post asked the ruling government to abort any dream of buying the Boeing 787 Dreamliner Presidential Jet on sale by Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

The Member of Parliament for North Tongu constituency said since "the ultra-luxury Presidential Jet has all the features President Akufo-Addo craves in an aircraft", the government might purchase it to satisfy the "recently acquired flying taste in vulgar opulence".

He, therefore, made the following demands:

1) That the sovereign Ghanaian people strongly caution President Akufo-Addo not to entertain any thought of approaching the Mexicans to buy their Presidential Jet considering that his government had earlier announced and defended plans to buy a new so-called “fit for purpose” presidential jet, and particularly seeing that the Mexican configuration is similar to what he has become addicted to in his infamous “sky bath” charters;

2) That the Parliament of Ghana serves notice that any such Ghana-Mexico Presidential Jet Purchase Agreement will not be ratified;

3) That Mexico is herein advised not to entertain any bid from Ghana — particularly as aside having our own Presidential Jet in pristine condition, albeit not of Akufo-Addo’s oligarchic standards, our mismanaged economy makes us unlikely candidates to meet their financial terms.