Travel cost of Prez is a security issue, I cannot disclose it-Minister

The Minister for National Security, Albert Kan Dapaah, has told parliament that he would not be able to disclose the cost of recent trips of President Akufo-Addo to France, Belgium and South Africa using a chartered luxurious private jet.

The Minister responding to urgent questions on Friday, December 17, 2021, said the cost of such trips are borne by the operational funds of the National Security Ministry and thus cannot be disclosed.

He was responding to questions from North Tongu MP Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa.

He noted that such information cannot be disclosed for security reasons.

Not even a challenge from Okudzeto of such as assertion could get the minister to reveal the cost.

“Mr Speaker, recent official travels to France, Belgium, and South Africa by President Akufo-Addo are paid for out of the operational funds from the Ministry of National Security. Mr Speaker payments out of the ministry’s operational funds are glued with rules of confidentiality and state secrecy and it is not the normal practice…to make the suggested disclosures.”


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