General News of Thursday, 20 July 2017
President Nana Akufo-Addo has been accused of taking huge per diem for all his foreign trips.
According to the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), the president should come clean on how much he and his aids take when they travel outside the country.
“Is it $5000 or $4000 as is being rumoured?” “How much do his aides also take? Is it $2000 or $1000 as being rumoured?,” NDC National Chairman Kofi Portuphy quizzed when he addressed a press conference at the party headquarters in Accra on Thursday, July 2.
The NDC also used the press conference to react and respond to Akufo-Addo’s encounter with the media. Mr Portuphy said Ghana is now unsafe to live in. He alleges that the NPP administration is presiding over a “pool of blood” in just six months after taking office.
“The master plan is to weaken the resolve of the police and security services” and let armed robbers operate freely,” Mr Portuphy said.
“Did we vote for change for us to be killed?” Mr Portuphy asked.
“Is it not terrifying that our cherished police service is walking on its knees” to the extent that people are “gruesomely murdered” and no less a person than the Inspector General of Police appears helpless about the situation.
“A peaceful Ghana in only six months has suddenly become a pool of blood and innocent blood is being shed on a daily basis,” Mr Porptuphy said.
“Why did the president not speak on restoring law and order,” the NDC asked.
The NDC says there is embarrassment engulfing the Akufo-Addo/Bawumia government.