Government to spend GH ¢ 470,000 on hotel accommodation in Akufo-Addo for its next trip to the United States
President Akufo-Addo to visit the United States
Government makes advance accommodation reservations for President Akufo-Addo ahead of US trip
President Akufo-Addo will be in America between November 29, 2021 and December 2, 2021
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is scheduled to stay at the Four Seasons Hotel in Atlanta between November 29, 2021 and December 2, 2021, for a trip to the United States of America, South Dayi MP Rockson-Nelson Dafeamekpor found.
The stay of the president and his delegation including a preparatory team that will be in the city between November 26 and December 3, 2021, is expected to cost the Ghanaian taxpayer some US $ 73,395 (GH ¢ 470,000).
Sharing letters of correspondence between the hotel, the Embassy of Ghana in the United States and the office of the President, Opposition Member of Parliament from South Dayi, Rockson-Nelson Dafeamekpor highlighted how the government is prepared to spend a such amount for the president’s hotel bills while imposing new levies on the taxpayer to increase his revenue.
“The government says there is no money, so the electronic tax, but it is spending US $ 73,395 (GH ¢ 470,000) on hotel accommodation alone for a government delegation in Atlanta , Georgia, from November 29 to December 2, 2021. US $ 8,000 (51,200 GH ¢) per night, ”he wrote on his Twitter page.
Also included in the correspondence list shared by the Member at his post is a letter from the Office of the Chief of Staff, requesting the Bank of Ghana to wire seventy-three thousand three hundred and ninety-five United United States dollars (US $ 73,395.00) to the account of the Embassy of Ghana in the United States.
The money, according to the letter dated November 2, 2021, and signed by the Chief of Staff, Frema Akosua Opare is to be used for the payment of the hotel reservation for the President and his delegation for a period of four days (from November 29 to December 2, 2021).
The rates for rooms reserved for the President and his delegation range from US $ 400 to US $ 8,000 per night.
The government says there is no money, so the electronic tax, but it is spending US $ 73,395 (GHS 470,000) on hotel accommodation alone for a government delegation in Atlanta, Georgia, November 29 to December 2, 2021. US $ 8,000 (GHS 51,200) per night. See below???? pic.twitter.com/te5tTioawA
– Rockson-Nelson Dafeamekpor, Esq. deputy. (@etsedafeamekpor) 25 November 2021