The National Communication Officer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Lawyer Sammy Gyamfi has alleged that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will blow a whopping sum of GHS 51,200.00 per night on only accommodation on a trip to Atalanta, Georgia from November 29 to December 2, 2021.
Sammy Gyamfi, who expressed gross disappointment over the President’s lavish lifestyle stated that “it is infuriating to note, that the Akufo-Addo/Bawumia/NPP government continues to waste the Public purse on opulence and extravagance, at a time Ghanaians are experiencing excruciating hardships and are being slapped with a raft of draconian taxes in the 2022 budget statement.”
“We are just learning, that government plans to blow a whopping US$73,395 (GHS470,000) on hotel Accomodation alone for the Presidential Delegation to Atlanta, Georgia from 29th November to 2nd December, 2021,” he wrote.
According to him, the “accomodation cost for our President alone (Presidential Suit) cost the poor tax-payer a colossal US$8,000 (GHS51,200) per night, evidence of which is attached herewith.”
He further questioned how government expects Ghanaians, including the poorest of the poor, to pay a Bawumia tax (E-Levy) of 1.75% on momo transfers, bank transfers, inward remittances (“Borga” tax), merchant payments among others, just to finance our President’s insatiable taste for luxury and ostentation.
He noted that it is an insult to the sensibilities of suffering Ghanaians and that he weeps for Ghana.
Lawyer Sammy Gyamfi also produce evidence of official documents from the Office of the President to prove his case.
Check the evidences below;