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MPs To Picket KIA To Protest Covid Antigen Testing

Three members of the Minority in Parliament will lead a series of picketing actions at the Kotoka International Airport to compel the government to “curtail” COVID-19 antigen testing.

The three include Member of Parliament for North Tongu constituency, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, Member of Parliament for Adaklu constituency, Kwame Agbodza and Member of Parliament for Juaboso constituency, Kwabena Mintah Akandoh.

The information was contained in the form of a notification letter to the Ghana Police Service.

The three referenced Public Order Act 1994 (Act 491) and described their intended action as irrevocable.

The picketing will begin on March 30, 2022, and will continue until the government revises the antigen testing measure at the airport, the three said.

“We are further resolved to converge at the precincts of the airport from 2p.m to 6 pm each day.

“It is our firm determination to sustain these mass picketing action until such a time that the Akufo-Addo-led government curtails the illegal, unconscionable and extortionist COVID-19 antigen testing conducted by the iffy Frontiers Healthcare Service Ltd”.

COVID antigen testing at the KIA for Ghanaians and ECOWAS citizens costs $50 whereas non ECOWAS citizens are charged $150, according to myfrontierhealthcare.com

Source: opemsuo.com/Hajara Fuseini

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