Accra Digital center MD explains renting of a jet at £15k an hour for Akufo-Addo’s travels

The Managing Director for the Accra Digital Center Kofi Ofosu Nkansah has justified why although Ghana has a Presidential jet, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Adfo rents a top-of-the-range luxury aircraft offered by Acropolis Aviation.

According to him, Ghana’s Presidential jet is smaller and cannot travel for longer hours and has to stop several times to be refueled.

He indicated that this has inconvenienced the President on several occasions and as such, there is the need for the President to go in for an aircraft which affords him the comfort needed by a President of a country.

His post which he shared on Facebook read “Dear Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, I have read your complaint on the President renting a bigger aircraft for long flights because it’s more expensive than using our Presidential jet. What you refuse to acknowledge is that, our Presidential jet which was bought many years ago, is not convenient for long hour flights.

The President travels to work on behalf of the People of Ghana. He cannot be using a small aircraft in a 11 hour flight from France to South Africa. Small aircrafts are not for long flights. It will even run out of fuel. I know he has tried it in the past and stopped a number of times to refuel but is that the best we want for our President ? To be stopping like trotro to refuel. The safety of the President should be our utmost concern in such a discussion. Thank you”.

Source: 2021