paying $150 for Coronavirus test at the Airport before traveling is too expensive – Prophet Nigel Gaisie
The founder and leader of Prophet Hill Chapel Prophet Gaisie narrated what he went through leaving the shores of Ghana, he paid $150 and when he got to Sierra Leone, he paid another $100 for the same test.
Again, after returning to the country, he paid the same amount of the test to be done again.
He noted that he feels the charges are too high and the fact that the testing is handled by foreign nationals instead of Ghanaians baffles him.
Read his full post on Facebook below:
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 that
1.THE COVID19 TEST IS VERY EXPENSIVE
2.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*PNG.”