A former Deputy Minister of Information Felix Kwakye Ofosu reacted to comments by Council of State member, Sam Okudzeto over his comments on the cost of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s trips outside Ghana.
According to him, Mr Okudzeto had claimed that asking questions about the hiring of presidential jet for President Akufo-Addo amounts to stupidity.
“The NPP’s Sam Okudzeto says asking questions about the waste, extravagance and ostentation of the Akufo-Addo/Bawumia government in renting expensive luxurious aircrafts for the President’s travels despite our ownership of an equally luxurious Presidential jet amounts to stupidity of the media.
“This is one of the people held up as avowed critics of poor governance and misrule in the 70s and 80s,” Felix wrote on Facebook.
Mr Okudzeto had said that Ghana always benefits from President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s trips outside Ghana hence too much attention should not be focused on the cost of the voyage.
“When he was going to Germany, there was hue and cry. ‘Why is he travelling? He takes these expansive planes? It cost so much per day.’ People do not understand what diplomacy is all about. Diplomacy is an expensive process, but there are always benefits.”