GHANA: MINORITY DEMANDS CLARITY OVER CONTRACT AWARDED TO FOREIGN COMPANY TO TEST PASSENGERS AT KIA | AfriTV Online

The Minority in Parliament is questioning the circumstances under which Frontiers Health Services Limited was awarded the contract to test passengers for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the Kotoka International Airport.   In the view of the...

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GHANA: MINORITY DEMANDS CLARITY OVER CONTRACT AWARDED TO FOREIGN COMPANY TO TEST PASSENGERS AT KIA

Published by: A. Odean
10/26/2020 02:26 PM

The Minority in Parliament is questioning the circumstances under which Frontiers Health Services Limited was awarded the contract to test passengers for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the Kotoka International Airport.

 

In the view of the caucus, the circumstances surrounding the award to the contract to a company registered in the tax haven of Dominica Republic, is opaque and that government must provide clarity on the processes leading to the award. At a media briefing in Parliament yesterday, the Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu, asked: "How was this contract for charging US$150 per passenger awarded? What procurement process was used?" According to him, per their sources, the company was registered on July 21, 2020, just few days to the commencement of its operations.

 

"The company, as we have investigated, is owned by Health Care Solution Services Limited which is owned by the Peters Family Company Limited also incorporated in June 2020. The Peters Family Company Limited itself is registered as an offshore company in Dominica Republic. Therefore we don't want to believe this is another case of family and friends business," the Tamale South MP said. Mr Iddrisu said despite the rule that without a laboratory, an entity is not qualified to undertake testing, Frontiers Health Services Limited without a laboratory has been awarded the contract.

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