The National Security Minister Albert Kan Dapaah failed to attend proceedings at Parliament today to answer questions and provide a detailed explanation of why the President rents an expensive jet for his travels.
The Minister has written to parliament to disclose that he is unable to be present because he has had to travel out of Ghana to attend to a pressing issue out of this jurisdiction.
The Minister was expected in Parliament today, Thursday, November 18, to answer questions on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s foreign travels.
This was after the Member of Parliament for North Tongu filed an urgent question to the Defence Minister and Finance Minister in Parliament for the full cost of the President’s travel by a chartered aircraft in May to France, Belgium and South Africa.
The Defence Minister was in Parliament to provide answers but the Finance Minister insisted that he is not the one to question these matters hence the invitation of the National Security Minister.
Okudzeto Ablakwa announcing the decision of the Minister not to attend Parliament’s sitting said “Parliament has just received communication from the Minister responsible for National Security that he has had to travel outside the jurisdiction on official assignment, and therefore would not be able to attend today’s proceedings in the House to respond to my urgent question which I filed in June on the full cost of President Akufo-Addo’s travel by chartered luxury aircraft in May to France, Belgium and South Africa at taxpayers’ expense”.