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Ghana’s President, John Mahama Bans First Class Travel For Public Officials

The government said on Tuesday that the ban has come into effect as the country implements an IMF aid deal to revive state finances.

The presidency issued the directive this week asking all ministers and other top officials to avoid “unwarranted” foreign trips on the public purse, Communications Minister Edward Omane Boamah told media.

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Finance Minister Seth Terkper told Reuters on Tuesday the cabinet is also discussing a financial accountability bill which would impose penalties such as dismissal or jail time for public officials who are found to violate it.

The schedule would impose penalties such as dismissal or jail time for public officials who are found to violate it.

“It is expected to be clear enough to enable the general public to see malfeasance if there is any and hold the agency involved accountable,” he added.

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  1. Since 1957 how many aid deals have been made with Ghana to revive state finances???

    what was not said was “All First Class travel for public officials except myself!!!!!!

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