Blakk Rasta Criticizes Government For Inking Unfavorable Deals And Seeking IMF Assistance Amidst $7 Million KIA Controversy
Blakk Rasta, a Ghanaian musician and radio personality, has strongly criticized the government for its handling of a deal with Frontiers Healthcare Services, which he believes was unfavorable to the nation. He is particularly concerned about the government receiving a relatively small portion of the total earnings from the deal, while Frontiers Healthcare Services earned a significant amount.
According to Blakk Rasta, it is perplexing that the government would sign an agreement where the country received less than $7 million, while Frontiers Healthcare Services earned over $87 million. He has raised questions about the deal, suggesting that it might be connected to politicians or individuals with ties to the current Akufo-Addo-led government.
Blakk Rasta expressed his dismay at the government’s tendency to sign such agreements and then seek assistance from international organizations like the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for financial support. He considers this approach a sign of weakness and criticized the government for not effectively leveraging the country’s resources, such as gold, diamond, and bauxite, to avoid recurrent reliance on the IMF.
His comments came in response to reports that Frontier Healthcare Services, the company responsible for conducting COVID-19 testing at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA), earned significantly more from the testing services than the government. The data revealed that Frontiers Healthcare Services claimed over 90% of the total revenue from COVID-19 testing, with the government receiving less than 10% of the earnings.
Blakk Rasta’s remarks highlight concerns about the transparency and fairness of government contracts and their potential impact on the country’s financial well-being.