Government in the process of acquiring new Presidential Aircraft – Eugene Arhin

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Director of Communications at the Jubilee House, Eugene Arhin has disclosed that government is in the process of acquiring a new aircraft for presidential travels.

Mr. Eugene Arhin was speaking during a press briefing at the Presidency on Monday after President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s trip to the United Nations General Assembly held last week.

“Government is already in the process of acquiring a bigger jet for use,” he said at a press briefing at the Jubilee House on Monday.

Mr Arhin was answering a question on whether the government has intended buying a bigger aircraft to accommodate the President and his entourage on official foreign trips as the current presidential jet had proven inadequate for the purpose.

He explained that the move to get a bigger fit-for-purpose aircraft was part of a cost saving measure on the travels of the President and other key state functionaries.

Although Mr Arhin did not give the specifics of the aircraft deal, he said the Defence Minister would shed light on the development at the appropriate time.

The President’s foreign travels have generated discussions on the airwaves and on social media lately, with some Ghanaians asking why the President has to fly in hired private aircrafts when the country owned a functional presidential jet.

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