Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu has resurrected the debate on President Akufo-Addo’s chartered flight for a recent foreign trip.
He argued the minority should cut the Finance Minister some slack since he does not have official answers to the cost of the Presidential trip.
“I think when the Minister of National Security gets invited he’ll relate to what costs it. It is not as if the Minister is running away, he said I don’t have the responsibility. And our rules provide that you ask questions to ministers who have official responsibility to a matter,” he said during an engagement with core leadership of parliament organized by the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs.
He thus maintained the move was out of necessity and not luxury as argued by the minority.
Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa who blew the whistle summoned the defence minister Dominic Nitiwul to answer questions on the matter where he explained that the decision was borne out of security of the President and lack of adequate space in the presidential jet.
The minority leader Haruna Iddrisu at the same event on Tuesday questioned the basis for finance minister Ken Ofori-Atta’s refusal to answer the question filed by the North Tongu MP on the cost of the President’s trip.