Government has urged stakeholders to cooperate and support testing at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA), which is a public private partnership between the airport company and private company, Frontiers Healthcare Solutions Limited.
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) minority group in Parliament had questioned the operations of the company at KIA, which is undertaking COVID-19 tests there.
It demanded immediate suspension of the contract with the company.
Government engaged the company to conduct rapid COVD-19 tests of passengers since the opening of the airport to International Passenger flights.
Speaking to journalists on Saturday, Minister for Information Kojo Oppong Nkrumah said the antigen tests currently underway at the airport for passengers arriving into the country is helping to save lives against the spread of the virus.
The minister also announced that government has no plans of suspending the tests at the airport, changing the company or suspending the contract.
He said the company facilitating the tests Health Frontiers, is providing a critical service that protects the 30 million Ghanaians from importation of cases.
“We are very satisfied with their tests which have helped prevent 50 cases from getting into the general population as of the end of September 2020. It will be irresponsible of us to tinker with the successes being achieved so far”
The Information Minister who is also the MP for Ofoase Ayirebi rubbished claims by the Minority questioning the credibility of the company providing the service at the airport.
“Their services were well procured, their standards meet global requirements and we have no qualms with them. If indeed the minority wants answers to questions, they know the appropriate place to file those questions as parliament resumes”.
He said It was sad that the NDC has at every turn sought to play politics with the management of COVID-19.
“Their scare tactics, calls to parents to withdraw wards from schools and attacks on government have all failed. This is the latest page in their book of cooked up controversies”, he stated.