The Ministry of International Affairs has mentioned it’s a frequent observe all over the world for a president to permit different heads of state to sometimes use his presidential jet “as a part of bilateral and multilateral diplomatic relations.”
In an announcement dated 30 September 2021, the ministry mentioned it has famous with concern reservations raised by the Nationwide Democratic Congress (NDC) MP for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, over the usage of Ghana’s presidential jet by Liberian chief George Weah to the current ECOWAS summit in Accra.
It mentioned Ghanaian leaders have in earlier instances additionally benefitted from such gestures, including 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 somewhat unlucky that Hon. Okudzeto Ablakwa would search to intentionally muddy the waters with these destructive feedback,” the assertion mentioned.
“Within the newest of such utterances, Hon. Okudzeto Ablakwa sought to recommend that transporting the President of Liberia, His Excellency George Weah, aboard Ghana’s presidential jet to take part within the emergency ECOWAS Summit through the current political disaster in Guinea, constituted an impropriety. Nothing may very well be farther from the reality.
“It have to be emphasised that the observe of sharing journey sources amongst West African Heads of State and high-ranking officers, will not be a current phenomenon. Certainly, prior to now, some Heads of State have, of their capability as Chair of ECOWAS, prolonged this courtesy,” the assertion added.
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