A Leadership article has stated that Nigerians are enriching the Ghanaian government with their fake yellow fever cards.
According to the report, Nigerians travelling to Ghana, or travelling out of Ghana are being made to take Yellow Fever vaccines at all Ghanaian airports, as many of them have fake yellow cards.
Ghana’s Health Service has turned eruption of fake Yellow Fever cards from Nigerian airports into a money spinning venture, by insisting that travellers (who are mostly Nigerians) bearing fake International Certificates of Vaccination, otherwise known as yellow fever card are vaccinated at the airport as part of completing immigration rules at the rate of N3,000.
Each day, about half a thousand Nigerians are stopped while going through immigration processes at Ghana’s airports for having the wrong yellow fever vaccination card, meaning that the Ghana Health Service may be raking in about N1.5 million (19,500 cedis) daily at just the Accra airport, into the country’s government coffers. From only Accra airport, the country can earn N45 million (585,000 cedis) in one month and possibly N540 million (7.02 million cedis) in a year.
Moreover, there are other major airports in Ghana such as Kumasi, Tamale, Takoradi and the Sunyani airports and there would be other nationals, including Ghanaians who may have gotten their yellow cards from the airports in Nigeria.