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GACL unaware of amount of money Frontiers made from Covid-19 testing at airport

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The Ghana Airports Company Limited says it is unaware of the amount of money made by Frontiers Healthcare Service from Covid-19 testing at the airports.

The company was tasked by government to undertake an assessment of travellers as part of measures to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus.

This GACL was responding to a request made by JoyNews’ Research Desk through the Right to Information (RTI) Law.

The JoyNews team among other things asked for the total amount made from the operation.

But GACL Managing Director Pamela Djamson-Tettey says her outfit is not abreast of that information.

“GACL is unable to confirm the amount of money derived from the covid-19 testing because passengers paid directly to Frontiers Healthcare, providers of the service,” she said on September 19.

The application also contained a request for a copy of the agreement between government and the healthcare service provider.

In that regard, the MD said she cannot disclose that in accordance with Section 10 of the Right to Information Act, 2019, Act 989.

The desk also sought the modalities that led to Frontiers’ selection action for the activity.

But the GACL says it “is not in possession of the chronology of the processes that led to the selection and award to Frontiers Health Services to provide the COVID-19 testing at the Airport.”

The deal came under intense scrutiny following allegations of corruption levelled by some civil society organisations and opposition MPs.

Transport Minister Kwaku Ofori Asiamah, however, explained to Parliament that the Ghana Airports Company complied fully with the procurement laws.

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