Akufo-Addo travelled from France to Belgium in a train – Presidency

 



The Presidency has revealed that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo travelled from Paris to Brussels, Belgium in a train.


President Akufo-Addo has been criticised for his seeming extravagance with regard to the flights chartered for his trips abroad.


The latest is the chartering of Germany’s K5 Aviation aircraft ACJ319 named D-Alex, which was exposed by National Democratic Congress (NDC) lawmaker Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa.


Nonetheless, explaining matters to the public, the Director of Communications at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin, indicated that President Akufo-Addo travelled to Brussels ona commercial means of transport.


First of all, Mr Arhin explained, President Akufo-Addo travelled from Accra to Paris on Sunday, June 19 on a commercial flight.


He said even the Air France flight made a stopover in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso before proceeding to the French capital.


“In fact, all of President Akufo-Addo’s 12-member delegation travelled commercial,” Mr Arhin said in the statement on Friday, June 24.


“Upon arrival in Paris, President Akufo-Addo and his delegation travelled via train to Brussels to attend the European Development Days event, where, on Tuesday, 21st June 2022, he was a keynote speaker, and later held meetings with the President of European Investment Bank on two key subject areas.”


The statement admitted that the president’s next trip on Sunday, June 26 will be by the use of the Presidential Jet.


Source: 3news.com|Ghana

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