Rockson-Nelson Dafeamekpo MP for Ketu South says it is illegal for any house owner to request a COVID-19 test clearance from foreigners before renting out facilities to them.
This is in contrast to what Minister for Works and Housing Samuel Atta Akyea said with regards to renting facilities to foreigners.
Mr Atta Akyea during a press briefing on April 28, 2020 said Landlords must not rent out facilities to foreigners who do not have a COVID-19 test clearance.
“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.
He said this forms part of the government’s efforts towards containing the spread of the deadly coronavirus in the country, especially at the community level.
However Mr Dafeamekpor believes this is unlawful and discriminatory.
He took to Twitter and said: “It is illegal for Landlords to rent to foreigners without a COVID-19 Clearance”. Hon. Atta Akyea
Me: What in law, is a COVID-19 Clearance? Why is everyone suddenly creating their own laws? This declaration is discriminatory on grounds of ill-Health and palpably unlawful.
Ghana COVID-19 case count as of April 28, 2020, had risen to 1,671. 16 persons had passed on but there was some good news as some 188 people have recovered fully.