Managing Director of State Transport Company(STC), Nana Akomea has advised Okudzeto Ablakwa, MP for North Tongu to cut out propaganda on his reports on the president’s travels.
Mr. Akomea believes that while the Lawmaker seeks accountability on the president’s travels, he is meddling in propaganda which dilutes the intentions and advocacy for prudence use of resource.
Citing Mr. Ablakwa’s recent post on Facebook which questioned the president’s travel to France and Netherlands, the Managing Director who was speaking on Metro TV’s Good Morning Ghana Show on September 9, was of the view the post was laced with propaganda and does not help his admirable advocacy.
Member of Parliament of North Tongu alleged that the Presidential Jet has flown to Paris days before the president and his entourage left the country for the same country, questioning why the president did not use the jet.
Insinuating someone else was using the jet, he questioned why the president’s travel was not merged to cut cost.
However, Nana Akomea reacting to the post by Ablakwa, observed that the Member of Parliament is paranoid by every move by the President especially when it comes to his travels.
He narrated that, even when the president used commercial flight, the MP still have issues with it which he believed is needless.
“It is completely needless. People appreciate you for what you are doing about the conversation, about the presidential jet. But if you are not careful, you will get carried away” he said.
“If you had just stuck with the questions that he is asking for clarifications, no one will have a problem with him. If the man flies on commercial jet that you have been advocating, you still come here and say, he is probably doing do because the money is finished.
“And even that, you said the president delayed the commercial flight. So you always mix the propaganda and it dilutes and distort your advocacy in this matter.” He added.
The communication director at the presidency cleared the air on why the jet was in France and was not used by the president, saying it was flown therefore for a “planned major repair work”.