Managing Editor of the Insight Newspaper, Kwesi Pratt Jnr has described as lies claims by government spokespersons that there is no existing travel guide for political and government appointees.
He says there is an existing travel guide from the 1970â€™s which spells out how much per diem or allowances and hotel bills a public official takes when he travels.
â€œThere are rules covering all those already and it is not true that nothing of that nature exists and that people travel at their own will. It is not true,â€ he revealed.
Mr. Pratt was responding to governmentâ€™s decision to place a temporal travel ban on all ministers, deputy ministers, metropolitan, municipal and district chief executives (MMDCEs) and heads of government agencies.
He tells host of the Gold Power Drive, Samuel Eshun it will be deceitful for government spokespersons led by the Minister of Information, Dr. Mustapha Hamid to put across such information because no government official can travel outside the country without the express permission from the Jubilee House.
â€œIf such travels have become destructive, then thereâ€™s an issue at the flagstaff house because they grant permission for ministers, deputy ministers, etc to travel. You cannot travel outside this jurisdiction without permission and if anybody has travelled outside this country without permission then it is a serious offence in the public service and in the civil service,â€ he stated.