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Akufo-Addo rented a private jet to watch UEFA Champions League ultimate in Spain

Sporting activities Information of Thursday, 25 June 2020

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A calendar year back today, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was claimed to have rented a personal jet from Europe and flew to the Spanish money of Madrid to check out the UEFA Champions League Closing in between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at the Estadio Metropolitano.

In a report submitted by the Herald, the elite non-public jet which belonged to the K5 Aviation Gm BH of Germany was an 18-seater aircraft as opposed to Ghana’s Presidential Jet which is a 14-seater.

The President who has publicly proclaimed his appreciate for Tottenham Hotspurs was greatly criticized for losing taxpayers’ cash on some thing that brought nothing to the country’s coffers.

Nana Akufo-Addo right after signing up for the about 68,000 soccer admirers at the Estadio Metropolitano in Madrid, to observe the soccer match in grand style failed to jubilate as his workforce lost to Liverpool by two targets to nil. Read through the entire story underneath.

Examine the comprehensive tale originally posted on January 31, 2006, on Ghanaweb

It has been verified that, President Akufo-Addo, rented a personal jet from Europe and flew to the Spanish capital of Madrid to observe the June 1, UEFA Champions League Last, among two English groups Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at the Estadio Metropolitano.

The elite personal jet, has been named as Airbus A318-11. It belongs to K5 Aviation Gm BH of Germany, and is an 18-seater plane as opposed to Ghana’s Presidential Jet which is a 14-seater.

Significantly, the President is appearing thoughtless about impressions of opulence, pillage and waste of the taxpayers’ dollars.

A video of President Akufo-Addo, boarding the Airbus A318-11 out of Barbados, where by he had long gone to boost his “Year of Return, Ghana 2019” for Africans in the Diaspora, has considering that gone viral.

The president, has publicly professed his love for Tottenham Hotspur, considering that his childhood, and he made a decision to be part of the over 68,000 soccer followers at the Estadio Metropolitano in Madrid, to view the soccer match in grand fashion, refusing to be remaining out on the club’s historic visual appearance at the UEFA Champions League last with Liverpool.

It is not crystal clear, how significantly Ghanaian taxpayers cash was coughed up to pay back the K5 Aviation Gm BH of Germany the owners of the luxurious aircraft, which also flew the President to Canada, Guyana, Jamaica and other locations.

Interestingly, in Guyana, President Akufo-Addo, who was meeting the Guyanese President, Brigadier David Arthur Granger,had his young brother, Edward “Bumpty” Akufo-Addo, as well as his cousin Gabby Asare-Otchere-Darko present, leaving lots of Ghanaians pondering what they ended up accomplishing on the journey, due to the fact they are not recognised to have any official obligation to the condition.

On the Spanish journey, The Herald, experienced before documented about the President’s magic formula excursion to Spain on a non-public jet, and this was later followed by publication in the Day by day Article newspaper that indeed, the President, experienced been on a rented private jet to Spain and other countries.

The Day-to-day Write-up claimed that “the President’s journey started from Accra on 26 Could when he remaining Accra for Vienna, Austria. Then he flew Accra to Madrid, Spain aboard the luxury private jet on June 1, 2019, just to look at his favourite English club, Tottenham Hotspur perform in opposition to Liverpool FC in the UEFA Champions League final”.

It mentioned that “from there, he and his cabal flew in the non-public jet to Toronto and then to Vancouver on June 4 to consider portion in the “Women Deliver” conference…”

It disclosed that “from Vancouver, on June 5, Akufo-Addo flew down to Abuja, Nigeria and then jetted on June 9, in the exact non-public jet to Geneva. The pursuing day, June 10, he flew yet again in the same plane to Guyana. Two days afterwards, that is on June 12, he flew from Guyana to the Island of St. Vincent”.

“On June 14, 2019, he flew from St. Vincent to Barbados and then the next day, flew to Jamaica before he lastly returned to Accra on Tuesday, June 18”, the paper claimed promising further detail.

The Herald had noted Mr. Akufo-Addo refusing to be part of the 11.3miilion viewers, who viewed the recreation outdoors the stadium owned by Atletico Madrid.

What is weird is that, the President Akufo-Addo experienced hidden himself away from the hundreds and 1000’s of tv and cell cameras which ended up in the stadium to keep away from staying captured and sparking controversy in Ghana, in particular his misuse of the taxpayers’ cash to have pleasurable in Spain.

Having said that, the protect-up was not limited adequate, as some customers of his group, including his Deputy Chief of Staff members, Francis Asenso-Boakye, was on the street of Madrid, professing his aid for President Akufo-Addo’s rival team, Liverpool.

Francis Asenso-Boakye, was not by itself, as some customers of the presidential press corps ended up also showcasing their existence in Madrid to guidance their beloved staff Liverpool on social media, as a result confirming President Akufo-Addo’s presence in that state to view the Champions League ultimate.

Ahead of the ultimate, The Herald experienced picked up intelligence that, the President was likely to be in Spain to view the match.

It was reported that, chosen federal government officials, near pals and household associates of the President, had been heading to be on a chartered plane to Spain for the activity, which also witnessed the hitherto not known product, Kinsey Wolanski, invading the football pitch 50 percent-naked. The 22-yr-aged has due to the fact become a media feeling.

On June 3, 2019, two times following the soccer match in which Liverpool won, President Akufo-Addo still left Spain for Canada, where he declared “no amount of money of expenditure aimed at finding a answer to Accra flooding will operate if our people today proceed this way” although addressing supporters of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in Toronto.

He charged “Lets converse to our family members at dwelling, if we cease this routine we will remedy this flooding in Accra”, including, “Up till these days, although the Odaw River is remaining dredged, some people today believe that the best way to dispose of garbage is to toss it in the gutter, how do we halt flooding with this attitude?”

Forward of the remaining match in Madrid, Nana Akufo-Addo, was captured in wild jubilation above his Tottenham Hotspurs victory against Ajax in the Champions League Semi-Remaining recreation in the Johan Cruijff Arena, Amsterdam -The Netherlands, which at some point took the team to the final which they misplaced to Liverpool.

While the President was reprimanding Ghanaians, Francis AsensoBoakye, his young Deputy Chief of Personnel, experienced stirred anger between Ghanaians with his existence at Spain to view the last match. Asenso’s ticket was for gate 13, block 108, row 26 and seat quantity 14.

A tale circulating on some media platforms, experienced reported the youthful confidant of President Akufo-Addo, was noticed carrying his new craze customized ‘Bantama’ T-shirt and a marching cap among the the enthusiasts at the stadium.

With the media home unaware that President Akufo-Addo himself, was in the stadium, wrote: “it is not obvious no matter if he took permission ahead of traveling to Spain to enjoy the football match because the President had previously introduced that appointees should really produce to the Chief of Staff ahead of travelling exterior the country”.

The world wide web portal known as “The News Platform” went on to compose that “the shift was to test extreme travels by appointees that angered Ghanaians in modern times.

The inexperienced Asenso Boakye, gave himself up when he despatched shots of himself at the stadium to pals and close associates, saying his deep really like for Liverpool, the winners of the 2019 Champions League.

It reported, social media customers have been upset with Asenso’s journey at the time bulk of Ghanaians have been wallowing in abject poverty, introducing some had questioned if the Deputy Chief of Personnel could have manufactured the trip at the time NPP was not in electrical power.

Many others were of the perspective that the NPP in opposition would have designed huge political sound about the full problem if an appointee of the then President experienced travelled to Spain to check out soccer.

In the arguments of some of the social media people, Asenso was displaying opulence and where he bought the dollars to aid his excursion need to be questioned due to the fact his month to month salary could not fund these kinds of a trip.

Other folks too felt that younger man experienced betrayed his manager who has been preaching from extravagance.

Kennedy Agyapong, Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central in 2017, accused Asenso of extorting money from folks who desired to have an appointment with President Akufo-Addo.

A-In addition, an NPP member, also accused Asenso of currently being corrupt, even though the Police CID boss, Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo Danquah, mentioned she could not substantiate his declare in opposition to him and his young colleague, Samuel Abu Jinapor.

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