Following the red flags raised by the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) over the president’s extravagance in his foreign travels, the Presidency has issued a statement to hold a contrary position.
In a statement, it was revealed that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo travelled from Paris to Brussels, Belgium by train.
The Director of Communications at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin, indicated that President Akufo-Addo travelled to Brussels on a 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.
“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.