A former Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Ibrahim Murtala Mohammed, has indicated that government has stopped the forceful testing for coronavirus in the country.
He said on New Day on TV3 Monday, August 31 that when the pandemic came, the government embarked on aggressive testing and tracing.
But the same cannot be said presently, he insisted.
The former Member of Parliament for Nantong was speaking in relation to address delivered to the nation by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Sunday, August 30.
The president said, among other things, that the Kotoka International Airport will be opened effective Tuesday, September 1 after he said it is now safe to do so.
But Mr Murtala asked: “How do we know the number of cases if you are not doing vigorous testing?”
He suspected that the government is massaging the Covid-19 figures
“In less than two or three months ago, there was testing done at the Police Training School in Tamale. My checks indicated that there were 600 sample tested, some numbers had tested positive and no one in the country knew about that particular information,” he said.
By Regina Saka|3news.com|Ghana