Ghana’s Defence Minister, Dominic Nitiwul has defended and revealed why President Akufo-Addo chartered a top-of-the-range jet that cost the Ghanaian taxpayer £15,000 an hour for his travels.
Mr Nitiwul addressing Parliament on Wednesday said the Presidential jet is not big enough to carry the President and his entourage on his journeys.
He added that there’s no room for the president to shower in Ghana’s presidential jet, therefore, making it a necessity to rent a more luxurious one where he can shower before getting down for his meetings.
“The decision to travel to long and multiple destinations such as the president travelling to France, Belgium and South Africa, will always require a larger aircraft even when the Falcon is airworthy…When the President is travelling with more than 20 people for a business trip…you will need more than just a Falcon, otherwise, the people will have to go more than a day ahead of the president to prepare themselves.
The president himself must go more than a day ahead to prepare himself because no president can shower in this aircraft, so you can’t move from this aircraft straight into a meeting,” Mr Nitiwul said.