…Girlfriends, Mistresses, Concubines Paramours & Side-Chicks
Following revelation by The Republic newspaper that Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, had carried along an entourage of 116 people on the four-day visit to China, it has emerged that some of the tag-along had been kept women.
Mistresses, concubines, paramours and side-chicks of New Patriotic Party government actors had apparently flown first class, along their sweethearts, who it seems, had used the trip to impress, like the proverbial knight in shining armour.
Pictures of some of the alleged trysts on the Emirates Airlines flight have since hit social media with some ministers seen posing along damsels in selfies, like vanity stars.
Amidst an ongoing media buzz, a picture capturing Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo-Maafo, having a meal on flight with a beautiful girl young enough to be his grand-daughter has also hit town, with sources claiming the girl is the minister’s chick.
The Gazette cannot independently confirm this.
Sources say the supporting cast of the Akufo-Addo government who had traveled along with the girlfriends on Vice President Bawumia’s trip to China had checked into plush 5-star hotels that had hosted them.
So far, two hotel names have come up – the Diaoyutai Guest House and the Beijing Hilton hotel. The paramours who had gone along on the trip to China had therefore cooled their heels in style, while there on escort to their beaus.
Vice President Bawumia has since returned home and announced that he and his extra large entourage, most of whom, were NPP foot soldiers, managed to secure a $20billion commitment from China in exchange for leveraging $460billion of Ghana’s natural resources.
The flurry of photos allegedly capturing trysts of NPP government ministers and their side-chicks on the China trip comes only a few weeks after Ghana’s High Commissioner to India, Mike Oquaye Jnr, was seen in a selfie with a skimpily dressed woman.
The photos also come only few weeks after the NPP’s National Youth Organizer, Sammy Awuku, had been spotted on a KLM flight with another damsel with whom he had flown business class.
Many Ghanaians deem it an eyesore that members of the NPP administration, which is only six months in office, is spending profligately on expensive air tickets when the government is struggling to even pay salaries. Especially so, when it is on record that former President Mahama had banned his appointees from flying first class.
The Republic newspaper yesterday reported that the Vice President and senior government officials who had accompanied him on the visit to China had flown first class, while other members of an entourage of 116 had mostly flown business class.
It is alleged that while on the plane, State Protocol had disbursed cash from sacks to members of the entourage as per diems. Most of the 116 members of the entourage were said to be NPP foot soldiers some of whom have posted photos of their experience in China on social media.
Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has since announced that his government has signed up to mortgage $460billion worth of Ghana’s natural resources to China in exchange for some $20 billion that China is willing to offer.
The announcement has since shocked Ghanaians with many seeing the arrangement as a total shortchange.
Vice President Bawumia’s announcement of the contraction of the loan has since dented further, an already poisoned credibility of the man, who promised in opposition that his government would never borrow to build Ghana.
Amidst the betrayal of trust, other members of the Akufo-Addo government are also contradicting the government’s position, with Deputy Finance Minister, Kwaku Kwarteng, rubbishing the Vice President’s claim that the NPP government is allowing China to leverage Ghana’s natural resources in exchange for the country’s billions.
According to Mr. Kwarteng, there is no such policy as “leveraging resources.”
On another plane, the National Coordinator for the government’s one district-one factory policy has denied that $2billions that Dr. Bawumia claims he has secured for the policy from China was secured by the government.
According to Madam Gifty Ohene Konadu, the NPP government did not sign any Memorandum of Understanding to make the money available, but that the China National Building Materials Equipment Import and Export Corporation had signed the MoU with the Association of Ghana Industries.