Prophet Nigel Gaisie criticises government’ $150 COVID-19 test at airport

Prophet Nigel Gaisie criticises government’ $150 COVID-19 test at airport

- Prophet Nigel Gaisie has criticised the government’s order to charge $150 COVID-19 test fee at the airport

- He said the government is not being truthful about the whole testing exercise

- For instance, Gaisie said passengers at the airport are told that the test is done just once but that is not so

- Nigel also said those taking the test fee are not Ghanaians but foreigners who have been contracted

- He wondered if other people can pay that “huge” sum

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Prophet Nigel Gaisie has criticised the government on the directive that passengers leaving and arriving at the Kotoko International Airport should pay $150 as COVID-19 test.

He said the amount is too expensive for the ordinary Ghanaians, and in addition to that, it is is simply exploitation.

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In a Facebook post sighted by YEN.com.gh, Nigel said he travelled to Liberia recently and was made to pay that amount before leaving the KIA.

When he arrived in Freetown, too, he was made to pay an amount of $100 for another test.

He said he spent only seven days in Freetown, and when he was returning, he was made to pay another test fee at their airport.

Then again on arriving in Ghana, Nigel said he was made to pay another $150 as a test fee.

In his view, the government is simply exploiting Ghanaians in disguise. He also claimed that those assigned to collect the fees are not Ghanaians, stressing that foreigners have been contracted to take those fees when some Ghanaians do not have jobs.

Nigel Giasie called on the Ghana Health Service and the government to reconsider the directive.

His post has garnered massive reactions from the public with some agreeing with him while others attacked him.

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Joel for instance, supported Prophet Nigel, saying that politicians take Ghanaians for granted with every opportunity:

Derek also described the situation as a broad day robbery:

Prince, however, disagreed with Nigel and called him a liar:

Guy was also not happy with Nigel’s claim:

Prophet Nigel Gaisie has been in the news for saying that President Akufo-Addo will lose the 2020 elections and get the shock of his life.

He was countered by Prophet Owusu Bempah who said Mahama will be embarrassed and conquered.

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Source: Yen.com.gh

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