Minister for Works and Housing Samuel Atta Akyea, says house owners should not rent out facilities to foreigners who do not have a COVID-19 test clearance.
This means that all foreigners who wish to rent facilities now need a clearance that shows they are free from the virus.
Mr Atta Akyea says this has become necessary because most of the cases Ghana recorded in the earlier stages of the pandemic were all imported hence the need to ensure all foreigners do not carry the virus.
He said President Akufo-Addo has been generous with several interventions in this period and employed all Landlords and Landlady’s to show the same gestures to their tenants.
“We have seen the importation of cases as the main source of this virus, Landlords must be worried about potential tenants from foreign countries. Without a COVID-19 test clearance, don’t admit such a potential tenant, also let’s be reminded that taking over two years advance is illegal, let’s all be generous in this time as our President has done,” he made this known at a Ministry of Information press briefing on April 28, 2020.
Recently a Landlady of an apartment building at Oyarifa in Accra, Joyce Terkper has given three months rent waiver to her tenants due to the COVID-19 lockdown.
Mr Atta Akyea also took the opportunity to entreat all Ghanaians to desilt gutters at their various homes to prevent the usual flooding as the rains have started.
Ghana COVID-19 case count as of April 26, 2020, had risen to 1,550. 11 persons had passed on but there was some good news as some 155 people have recovered fully.