Rapper Kwaw Kese says he is ready for a faceoff with Ghanaians authorities at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) if they try to force him to cough up US$ 150 for the controversial COVID-19 test at the airport.
In a video he posted on social media, the maverick musician says he is not ready to pay the $150 when he arrives Ghana from his sojourn in the United States, saying the fees are pure extortion by the Akufo Addo administration.
“I’m coming home after seven months of staying away from Ghana due to lockdown. I came to work for money but that was not possible and I’ve spent all my money.
So as I’m coming to my own house, you want to charge me $150 when the same test is done for $5 here? Well, this is extortion. I’m coming to Ghana and If anyone wants he should tell me to pay $150 and I will deal with them.” He warned.
The government has caused public outrage by slapping a US$ 150 price tag on cheap COVID-19 Antigen test which ordinarily cost and an average of US$ 20 in other parts of the world.
Indeed, Ghana is the top three countries in the world charging such an amount.
The controversy has become even more serious when it turned out the contract for the testing was given to a company without any track record in that area, Frontier Health Services Limited.
Frontier belongs to fugitive Nigerian Billionaire who is linked with high-level bribery and theft of crude oil funds in Nigeria.