Mahama Stops Ministers From “Non-essential” Foreign Trips

President John Mahama has directed his ministers to desist from embarking on non-essential travels.A statement signed by the Chief-of-Staff said those trips are having “serious impact” on the state.

“It is needless to emphasise the serious impact the current frequent travels abroad by Ministers and public officials are having on Government finances”.The statement also directed ministers to restrict themselves to flying business class rather than first class.

Below are details of the statement

You may refer to letter number OPGA 56 of 26th October 2015 addressed to all Ministers by the Secretary to the cabinet on the above-stated subject [foreign travels].”It is needless to emphasise the serious impact the current frequent travels abroad by Ministers and public officials are having on Government finances.

President John Mahama and members of cabinet
President John Mahama and members of cabinet


To arrest the situation, all Ministers are reminded to restrict foreign travels in their sectors to mandatory international assignments only.All non-essential travels are to be stopped. All ministers are to take notice of the foregoing directive for strict compliance.

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