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Gov’t to purchase new Presidential jet – Defence minister

Minister for Defence Dominic Nitiwul has confirmed Government of Ghana is in the process of acquiring a new Presidential jet.

According to the minister, the move is based on a request by the Ghana Air Force for procurement of a main aircraft for government business.

The Defence Minister was answering questions from North Tongu MP Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa who wanted confirmation of revelation by the director of communications at the Presidency Eugene Arhin that government is buying a new jet.

Nitiwul responding to the issue disclosed consultations with Parliament, trade unions and religious bodies are ongoing ahead of the purchase of the new Presidential jet.

“As far as I’m concerned I the Minister for Defence I’m saying that consultations are ongoing and when those consultations are positive I’ll come to this House with the agreement. If they’re not positive I’ll not come; It’s as simple as that.”

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