The Member of Parliament for North Tongu Samuel Okudjeto Ablakwa has admonished the government to consider a “significant reduction” in the $150 testing cost for travellers.
The legislator is of the view that most of the returning compatriots have encountered difficult challenges following the outbreak of the coronavirus hence the need for the government to reduce the cost.
He believes another option that could have been adopted is for us to have what he described as a graduated arrangement where foreigners coming to conduct big business are made to pay a little more to subsidize stressed Ghanaians.
His post dated September 2, 2020 read, “I have always advocated for some special dispensation for our fellow Ghanaians particularly in difficult circumstances such as these. Our Government would seriously have to consider a significant reduction in the advertised US$150.00 for a COVID-19 test.”
“Most of our returning compatriots have been under a lot of stress and deserve our continuous empathy.”