The Ghana Airports Firm Restricted (GACL) says the settlement it has with Frontiers Well being Companies incorporates info that can not be disclosed.
Managing Director Pamela Djamson-Tettey defined that the stated info is exempted beneath Part 10 of the Proper to Info Act, 2019, Act 989.
Part 10 of Act 989 gives as follows;
“Info is exempt from disclosure previous to official publication the place
(a) the data incorporates commerce secrets and techniques or monetary, industrial, scientific or technical info that belongs to the State or public establishment and the data has financial or a possible financial worth;
(b) the disclosure of the data can fairly be anticipated to have an effect on the integrity or stability of the monetary system or, injury the monetary pursuits of the State or public establishment or the power of the State to handle the nationwide financial system;
(c) the disclosure of the data can fairly be anticipated to trigger a disruption of enterprise or commerce within the nation;
(d) the disclosure of the data can unduly profit or be injurious to an individual as a result of it gives prior details about future financial or monetary measures to be launched by the Authorities or public establishment;
(e) the data incorporates criterion, process, place or instruction that pertains to negotiations being carried on or to be carried on by or on behalf of the State or public establishment, the disclosure of which shall be injurious to nationwide safety and financial improvement; or
(f) the data incorporates questions or methodology for use in an examination, recruitment or choice course of and the discharge is more likely to jeopardise the integrity of that examination, recruitment or choice course of”
Mrs Djamson-Tettey additionally says the corporate just isn’t in possession of data pertaining to the “ chronology of the processes that led to the number of an award to Frontiers Well being Companies…”
That is her response to an RTI request despatched to the corporate by the Head of Analysis at Joynews Raymond Acquah.
Along with the above info, Mr Acquah additionally needed info on the next;
“The rationale(s) for the choice and award of the contract specified above to Frontiers Well being Companies.
The full amount of cash generated from the Covid-19 testing on the airport from the inception of this settlement with frontiers up to now.
The full amount of cash that has been made by frontiers well being companies from the covid-19 testing on the airport from the inception of the contract with frontiers up to now.
The full amount of cash that has been made by the federal government of Ghana from the covid-19 testing on the airport from the inception of the contract with frontiers until date.”
The corporate replied that passengers arriving within the nation paid on to Frontiers.
“GACL is unable to substantiate the amount of cash derived from the covid-19 testing as a result of passengers paid on to Frontiers Healthcare, suppliers of the service.”
Frontiers had been tasked to undertake covid-19 check on the Kotoka Worldwide Airport.
The deal got here beneath intense scrutiny following allegations of corruption levelled by some civil society organisations and opposition MPs.
Transport Minister Kwaku Ofori Asiamah, nevertheless, defined to Parliament that the Ghana Airports Firm complied absolutely with the procurement legal guidelines.