Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta says the Minister for National Security is best placed to provide Parliament with details of the cost of President Akufo-Addo’s foreign trips.
Mr. Ofori-Atta maintains the President's domestic and international travels are issues of the National Security Ministry and not the Ministry of Finance.
Answering questions on the floor of Parliament from North Tongu MP, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, the Finance Minister indicated that he did not make any specific releases to the Chief of Staff for the President’s trips to France, Belgium and South Africa.
“Mr. Speaker, the President’s domestic and international travels are matters of National Security. The National Security Minister is best placed to furnish this Honourable House with the details needed.”
“In line with the 2021 judgment implementation instructions, the Ministry of Finance did not release any funds to the Chief of Staff, especially for His Excellency, the President’s trip to France, Belgium, and South Africa,” the Finance Minister.