The International Affairs Ministry has described as regular observe the occasional use of Ghana’s Presidential jet by the Heads of State of different international locations within the subregion.
It mentioned, such help is a part of bilateral and multilateral diplomatic relations amongst international locations, including that Ghanaian leaders have up to now additionally benefitted from such gestures.
The Ministry is reacting to the Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa’s quest for solutions on why the President of Liberia, George Weah, was allegedly allowed to make use of Ghana’s presidential jet to attend an emergency ECOWAS Summit.
In a press release of response, the Ministry maintained that Mr. Ablakwa’s “insular posture comes as a shock”.
“Within the gentle of the strenuous and concerted efforts by ECOWAS leaders to dealer peace within the area, the Ministry finds it fairly unlucky that Hon. Okedezeto Ablakwa would search to intentionally muddy the waters with these unfavorable feedback.”
The usage of the presidential jet has been within the information for some months now after the Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, filed pressing questions demanding disclosure of the complete value of President Akufo-Addo’s latest overseas journeys with out the usage of the official presidential jet.
As well as, he says he hopes to get solutions on Mr. Weah’s use of the jet when Parliament reconvenes subsequent month from recess.
However the Ministry of International Affairs has taken robust exceptions to the place taken by Mr. Ablakwa who can be a rating member on the International Affairs Committee of Parliament.
“Within the newest of such utterances, Hon. Okudzeto Ablakwa sought to recommend that transporting the President of Liberia, His Excellency George Weah, overseas Ghana’s presidential jet to take part within the emergency ECOWAS Summit throughout the latest political disaster in Guinea, constituted and impropriety. Nothing might be farther from the reality”
“It have to be emphasised that the observe of sharing journey assets amongst West African Heads of State and high-ranking officers, shouldn’t be a latest phenomenon. Certainly, up to now, some Heads of State have, of their capability as Chair of ECOWAS, prolonged this courtesy”, the Ministry defined.
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