Ghana’s presidential jet has recently been serving other West African leaders
The most recent being Guinea-Bissau president Umar Sissoco Embalo
His office confirmed on Facebook that Ghana loaned the jet to Bissau for use
Ghana’s Dassault Falcon 900 EXE has in recent times been used by three African leaders, the government confirmed through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The most recent leader to use it was Guinea-Bissau President, Umaro El Mokhtar Sissoco Embaló, who flew the Falcon to and from the inauguration ceremony of São Tomé President-elect, Carlos Vila Nova.
In pictures sighted by GhanaWeb on President Embaló’s verified Facebook page, he is seen waving at state officials as he boards the Falcon 900 EXE to travel to São Tomé and Príncipe over the weekend.
Other photos also showed his arrival in São Tomé where he was received by the Foreign Affairs Minister of the host country.
One Facebook user, seeing the jet President Embalo was using asked why he was using the presidential jet of Ghana.
“Why the Ghana plane?” Maniga Napolean asked. Which question was responded to by the verified handle as follows: “the plane was loaned by his counterpart.” The exchange was in French.
Embalo was the second African president to have used the jet. The first being Liberian President, George Manneh Weah to and from Ghana for an Emergency ECOWAS Summit in Ghana on September 15, 2021.
The Foreign Affairs Ministry confirmed that aside the two, Sierra Leone president, Julius Maado Bio, had also used it at a point.