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Award winning Raggae Dancehall musician, Stonebwoy, has lashed out on those criticizing him following his outburst over the $150 coronavirus test fee at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA).
According to Stonebwoy, in a live video, those criticizing him for complaining about the rediculous charges for covid-19 testing have zero traveling experience.
“If you don’t have a passport, don’t talk about this issue. I understand some people don’t see the need to travel. Some families will not even allow their members to travel. I understand and I wasn’t even referring to you,” he fumed.
Stonebwoy made it clear that his earlier rants on Twitter had nothing to do with politics.
“My complaints have nothing to do with politics. It is of human interest. The government says it has our interest at heart yet we are being asked to pay this huge amount of money. This test is being conducted in foreign countries at a much cheaper rate. Even whites who refer to us as monkeys don’t charge us this mark for testing,” he added.
Stonebwoy in an earlier Tweet had questioned government’s decision to charge $150 fees for the PCR tests at the Kotoka International airport during his travel to South Africa for a business trip.
The dancehall artiste believes; the ordinary Ghanaian may find it difficult to foot such bills which constitutes about a quarter of the plane fare.
“So, why is it that after you get your test done for 350 cedis or more from Ghana, you’re not mandated to pay for another test to be taken at your final destination by any other country?” he questioned in a tweet. “It’s only Ghana that’s doing this to its people or all the other African countries have united in making it tuff for their people.” He earlier wrote on Twitter.