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8 times Akufo-Addo used ultra-luxury-chartered flights

Akufo-Addo's use of luxury jets have been in the news since May 2021

Sun, 26 Jun 2022 Source: www.ghanaweb.com

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has often used chartered flights on official trips whenever the trip is especially outside of the continent.

Government, through the Ministry of Defense, explained last year that the President was acting on expert advice relative to the capacity of the current Presidential jet.

It wasn’t until last Friday, June 24, 2022, that the Presidency confirmed for the first time that the President had flown on a private jet on a trip from Brussels to Kigali for the Commonwealth Heads of State summit.

One politician who has been seized with the chartered flights of the President, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has since May 2021, published details of Akufo-Addo’s trips aboard jets he described as ‘ultra-luxury’ and ‘top-of-the-range’ jets.

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The North Tongu MP, on Saturday (June 25) published what he said were details of the president’s luxury jet trips over the last 13 months. He alleged that the trips had cost the taxpayer around GH¢34million.

Below are the details of the 13 trips with details on the type of aircraft and operator involved, the route, the travel date and the cost involved – usually quoted in dollars or euros.

I provide highlights of 13-months of unimpeachable, unchallengeable and irreproachable tracking publications below:

Publication: 27th May, 2021

Aircraft: ACJ320Neo operated by Aviation Acropolis

Destination: Akufo-Addo’s trip from Accra-Paris-Johannesburg-Accra

Travel Date: 16th to 25th May, 2021

Cost: £345,000

Publication: 31st August, 2021

Aircraft: Boeing 737- 900ER BBJ3 (LX-DIO) operated by Global Jet Luxembourg

Destination: Akufo-Addo’s trip to UK and Germany

Travel Date: 27th July, 2021

Cost: $574,000

Publication: 21st September, 2021

Aircraft: Boeing 737- 900ER BBJ3 (LX-DIO) operated by Global Jet Luxembourg

Destination: Akufo-Addo’s trip from Accra via The Azores-Houston-New York-Accra

Travel Date: 17th September, 2021

Cost: $616,000

Publication: 12th October, 2021

Aircraft: Boeing 737- 900ER BBJ3 (LX-DIO) operated by Global Jet Luxembourg

Destination: Akufo-Addo’s trip from Accra- Belgrade-Accra

Travel Date: 10th October, 2021

Cost: $588,000

Publication: 17th November, 2021

Aircraft: Boeing 737- 900ER BBJ3 (LX-DIO) operated by Global Jet Luxembourg

Destination: Akufo-Addo’s trip to France

Travel Date: 13th November, 2021

Cost: $314,000

Publication: 11th February, 2022

Aircraft: Boeing 737- 900ER BBJ3 (LX-DIO) operated by Global Jet Luxembourg

Destination: Akufo-Addo’s trip from Ghana- France- Guyana- Germany- France- Belgium- UK- Ghana

Travel Date: 10th to 20th February, 2022

Cost: $776,000

Publication: 3rd April 2022 (“meet-me-there” edition)

Aircraft: Boeing 737- 900ER BBJ3 (LX-DIO) operated by Global Jet Luxembourg

Destination: Akufo-Addo’s trip from Washington- North Carolina-London

Date: 1st April, 2022

Cost: $465,000

Publication: 25th June 2022

Flight: ACJ319 (D-Alex) operated by K5-Aviation

Destination: Akufo-Addo’s trip from Belgium-Rwanda

Date: 22nd June, 2022

Cost: €480,000

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