Francis Asenso Boakye, Deputy Chief of Staff has stirred anger among majority of Ghanaians with his presence at Spain to watch the final match of this year’s UEFA Champions League.
Asenso’s ticket was for gate 13, block 108, row 26 and seat number 14.
The young confidant of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was spotted wearing his new craze customized ‘Bantama’ T- shirt and a marching cap among the fans at the stadium.
It is not clear whether took permission before traveling to Spain to watch the football match because the President had earlier announced that appointees should write to the Chief of Staff before traveling outside the country.
The move was to check excessive travels by appointees that angered Ghanaians in recent times.
The inexperienced Asenso Boakye gave himself up when he sent pictures of himself at the stadium to friends and close associates announcing his deep love for Liverpool, the winners of the 2019 Champions League.
His boss, Nana Akufo-Addo was recently captured jubilating over Tottenham Hotspurs victory over Ajax Amsterdam in the Champions League Semi Final game that eventually took the team to the final which they lost to Liverpool.
Social media users were upset with Asenso’s trip at the time majority of Ghanaians were wallowing in abject poverty.
Some questioned if the Deputy Chief of Staff could have made the trip at the time NPP was not in power.
Others were of the view that the NPP in opposition would have made huge political noise about the whole situation if an appointee of the then President had traveled to Spain to watch football.
In the arguments of some of the social media users, Asenso was displaying opulence and where he got the money to facilitate his trip should be questioned because his monthly salary could not fund such a trip.
Others too feel that young man had betrayed his boss who has been preaching against extravagance.
Mr. Kennedy Agyapong, Member of Parliament for Assin North accused Asenso of extorting money from people who wanted to have appointment with President Akufo-Addo.
A-Plus, a loud-mouth NPP member also accused Asenso of being corrupt.