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General News of Friday, 11 May 2018

Source: adomonline.com

Akufo-Addo financing holiday trip, not state – Eugene Arhin

President Akufo-Addo is personally financing his five-day holiday trip to the United Kingdom (UK), spokesperson for the Presidency, Eugene Arhin has said.

The disclosure follows claims by some critics of government that the state was sponsoring the trip.

“It’s never ever true that government is financing President’s vacation trip…the fact remains that this is not a state sponsored trip because the President is financing it himself,” he said on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen of Friday.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is on a week-long vacation in the United Kingdom, effective Wednesday, May 9, 2018.

He was accompanied by the First Lady, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo, his children and grandchildren.

Akufo-Addo is scheduled to return to Ghana on Wednesday, 16th May 2018. It is the first time he is going on a vacation since assuming office in 2017.

The Vice President, Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, will act in his stead.