A lot of Ghanaians have since criticized the government for this move indicating that it is too expensive.
In a latest development, controversial Ghanaian man of God, Prophet Nigel Gaisie has added his voice to testing fee controversy.
In a Facebook post sighted by OMGVOice.com, Nigel Gaisie has claimed that the government is only exploiting Ghanaians under the disguise of a compulsory testing fee after narrating how he was double charged for his trip to and from Liberia.
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.
In the post, he wrote
So I left GHANA to Freetown last week Tuesday,22/09/2020!People before leaving i did my covid19 test at a cost of 150dollars,within two and half hours I was in Freetown.I was told to do another one,which I did.I spent ONLY six days in Freetown!!!Alas,this dawn,as i was coming back to GHANA,i did another Covid19 Test in Freetown at a cost of 100dollars,within two and half hours i was in GHANA.The Sad News is that,i had to do another Covid19 test AGAIN AT KOTOKA INTERNATIONALAIRPORT…Paying the money is not my worry but I strongly believe that1.THE COVID19 TEST IS VERY EXPENSIVE2.WHY NOT TELL THE TRAVELER, THE TRUTH BEFORE HE/SHE TRAVELS BECAUSE I WAS TOLD,THE TEST IS DONE JUST ONCE*3THE PEOPLE TAKING THE MONEY AT K.I.ARE NOT GHANAIANS, ITS A CONTRACT AND AGAIN, THEY DIDNT GIVE IT TO A GHANAIAN(I STAND TO BE CORRECTED)4.ONE OF THE IMMIGRATION OFFICER CAME TO ME SECRETLY AND SAID…*PROF.NIGEL,YOU HAVE VOICE IN THIS COUNTRY,THEY ARE EXPLOTING*PEOPLE OOOO*,WHEN YOU GET OUT SAY IT,SAY IT,SAY IT OO BECAUSE THE PASSENGERS RATHER INSULTS US IN THE BOOT BUT THEY HAVE NO IDEA….WE HAVE NO HANDS IN SUCH INFAMOUS POLICIES*5.She concluded thus *The test too ,nobody has ever been POSITIVE OOO*I smiled and jumped into my car…..GHANA HEALTH SERVICE, K.I.A……i was able to pay but please can my mother who sells tomatoes in my village Asamakese Brekumasu be able to pay if she has to fly out????…..GHANA ITS SAD.6.THIS IS PURE EXPLOITATION..OOOO