Presidency assures no airport fumigation tax, dismisses reports

Ghana Airport Company Limited (GACL) denies plans for fumigation charge on passengers

President Akufo-Addo has been briefed by GACL board chairman, Paul Adom Otchere, that no decision has been made to introduce a fumigation charge on airport passengers. The President has explicitly directed against entertaining such a policy.

Reports of a potential $7 fumigation tax per passenger gained attention on social and mainstream media, sparking backlash and condemnation. However, it is important to note that introducing such a levy or tax would require parliamentary approval in Ghana.

Upon contacting two other members of the GACL board, they confirmed that no such proposal had been brought before the board. They expressed surprise and doubted the authenticity of the news report.

Kwabena Nyarko, a board member of GACL, emphasized that any significant policy proposal with tax implications on passengers would need to be discussed and approved by the board. To his knowledge, no such proposal had been presented for consideration.

In conclusion, the GACL board denies the existence of any policy regarding a fumigation charge on airport passengers and reassures the public that such a proposal has not been brought before them.

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