A Joy FM report has established Ghana’s presidential jet was used by the Liberian president, George Weah and this is something that has been confirmed by the presidency.
According to the report, a Jubilee House official said President Weah used Ghana’s presidential jet to the September 15 ECOWAS summit that took place in Accra adding that its use was granted based on a request to the presidency.
As sighted on GhanaFeed, Member of Parliament for North Tongu Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa who has been on a campaign to demand accountability of Nana Akufo Addo’s opulence during his travels and his failure to use the jet, revealed that the Liberian leader had used it twice in a week.
“Indeed, the president of Liberia landed on Saturday, 18th of September landed at the Robert Airfield, 10 am Liberian time. We know this is the second time in a week that the Liberian president is using our presidential jet,” he confirmed on Joy FM’s News Night programme on Tuesday, September 21.
He said the usage raised matters of a double burden on the Ghanaian taxpayer who funds the luxury travels of the president and the further expense of another president who chooses to use our presidential jet.
In a previous post he shared on his Facebook page, Mr Ablakwa revealed that Akufo Addo used a chartered luxury jet, the LXDIO for his recent trip to the United States where he is attending the United Nations General Assembly.
About President Weah’s use of the presidential jet which government has said is not conducive for long haul flights, Ablakwa wrote: “Rather intriguing, it does appear other Presidents have more confidence in Ghana’s Presidential Jet than President Akufo-Addo.
“While President Akufo-Addo was engaged in his Arabian-King-style cruise on the LX-DIO at our expense, our Presidential Jet was being used by Liberian President, George Weah.
“Our monitoring reveals that President Weah landed at the Roberts International Airport (Robertsfield) in Liberia onboard Ghana’s Falcon at 10:00GMT on 18th September, 2021. It was the second time in the same week the Liberian leader was exclusively using our presidential jet,” he added.