December 15, 2021

Minister for Defence, Dominic Nitiwul has confirmed to Parliament on Tuesday, December 14,2021 that, consultations are ongoing with Government, Parliament, Religious Bodies and Trade Unions on the purchase of Ghana Air Force and Ghana Navy aircrafts which would be their assets to enable the Ghana Armed forces efficiently defend the  Nation as expected.

He explained that, comments from the Communications Director at the Presidency, Mr Eugene Arhin was right, when he told the public that, government has begun the processes of acquiring a new Presidential jet because consultations are part of the processes the Defence minister adopts before finally arriving at purchasing a jet for its outfit or Presidency.

Mr.  Nitiwul further said, Presidential jet are meant for government business and that the consultations would continue until the Defence minister is satisfied that, buying a ship or aircraft to do a government business must be something Ghana can afford and indeed, Ghana needs to buy them.

He concluded that, it is really paramount to get an aircraft that can do government business and also carries other government officials which includes members of Parliament in doing national assignments.

Mr. Dominic Nitiwul categorically stated that, members of Parliament are the most institution that uses the Presidential jet.

The Defence minister made these remarks when he was answering a question filed by MP for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzato Ablakwa asking the minister whether government has begun the processes of purchasing a new Presidential jet for Ghana.