The Ranking Member for the Health Committee in Parliament has revealed that Ghana has lost huge sums of dollars through the Covid PCR and antigen test at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA).
Mr. Kwabena Mintah Akandoh, who is also the Member of Parliament for Juaboso Constituency, said Ghana government received just $10 out of the $150 per person per test.
The MP made the revelation while reacting to Sunday’s Covid-19 updates by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
He told Sunrise host Alfred Ocansey that “the antigen test is not expensive but the government was charging $150”.
“The cost involved is not more than $2. Why don’t you give it to the Noguchi Memorial Institute?”
The MP alleged that “$10 goes to the government and the $140 to Frontiers, which is a Nigerian company”.
“It is an opportunity the president intentionally created for a friend to benefit.”
Mr. Akandoh explained that Frontiers Health Services, which is providing the services, do not have any infrastructure but rather use that of the government of Ghana.
“There is no infrastructure whatsoever at the KIA. The infrastructure Frontiers is using now is part of Terminal 3 which was built by former President Mahama which has been partitioned.”