In a tweet yesterday, Dancehall musician Stonebwoy spoke on the need for the Government to reduce the cost of COVID-19 test at the airport when traveling from and to Ghana.
He remarked that paying $150 is just too much so Government should do something about it because that amount is too high for the average Ghanaian to afford.
I Pay 600 Rands to do corona test in SA less than 24hrs to fly back to GH.. But authorities in SA insist I Provide POP which is $150 mandatory corona test fee required by the Ghana authorities without Which I’m Not Boarding under the same 24hrs.. I’m confused 🤷
— 1GAD (@stonebwoyb) November 8, 2020
United in making it tuff for their people…
2. If we present negative results before boarding flights to come home then how possible is it that theres an infected person on board.
3. Or by the time you get to the flight you could contact the virus ? @mohgovgh
— 1GAD (@stonebwoyb) November 9, 2020
After his tweet, some political dogmas came to rain insults on the BHIM Nation CEO. Some tagged his comments as politically motivated to dent the image of the Government.
In response to these critics, the ‘Putuu’ crooner has said that his concerns are not politically motivated, but he’s just concerned about the welfare of Ghanaians at large.
“See if you don’t have Passport, don’t talk. Some of you may never travel outside Ghana so you’re not the ones I am referring to. But we pray that one day, you’ll also get the chance to leave the shores of Ghana. But what I am saying, if you think about it, it is not political. If you take it as such, you’re simply worrying yourself.”, he said.
“This issue is about the welfare of Ghanaians. The government says he cares about us. So we’re just pleading with him to reduce the amount.”, Stonebwoy said further.
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