Classify Akufo-Addo’s Travel Information as “Top Secret” – Bryan Acheampong
The chairman of parliament’s foreign affairs committee has asked the national security minister to classify information about the president’s travels as top secret.
According to Bryan Acheampong, travel information about which several ministers are currently tight-lipped should not be made public.
He said it would fuel political gimmicks.
He made the remarks while contributing to the debate on the 2022 budget statement in Parliament on Tuesday, November 23.
North Tongu MP Okudzeto Ablakwa had tabled questions in parliament to hold the government to account for President Akufo-Addo’s “Arabian knight” style of travel.
The former Deputy Education Minister said he was insensitive to the plight of Ghanaian taxpayers.
However, Bryan Acheampong said that “the vehicle in which the President travels is irrelevant in these matters as long as we want to play politics with him”.
MP Abetifi further argued that the President’s use of chartered flights disturbs national security and should not be discussed in Parliament.
He said: “Until now it was confidential that could be shared, now it has been classified as secret and I encouraged him to increase the security level to top secret because this information is not the one that can be placed in the political arena.”