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Shocking: GACL made only $10 out of every $150 collected by Frontier for COVID test at Ghana’s Airport

Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has revealed that the Ghana Airport Company, (GACL) made only $10 out of every $150 collected by Frontier for COVID test at Ghana’s Airport.

According to him, he finds it surprising that GACL will settle for a meagre amount of $10 out of the total $150 charged.

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“It is as though somebody has put a gun to their head and they are just making all kinds of offers to frontiers which are skewed, imbalance, which are against their own interest. Will you believe that this offer letter says that though we know you are going to charge $150 per test, we are only interested in $10. We will take only ten dollars. Can you believe that? he quizzed host during an interview over the phone.

Mr Ablakwa has extensively disclosed the contract between the government and Frontiers Healthcare Services Ltd for conducting COVID-19 testing at Kotoka International Airport in 2020.

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The contract documents had been requested multiple times under the Right to Information Act but had not been provided.

According to Ablakwa, he has managed to obtain these documents through his sources.

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The revealed details show that the contract was granted to Frontiers on August 31, 2020, with work commencing on September 1, 2020.

The North Tongu MP, who refers to himself as the SOA Oversight, has criticized the contract award, alleging that it disregarded public procurement laws and appeared to be aimed at benefiting a select few within the government.

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