Property owners in the country have been urged to be careful in renting out to foreigners, particularly in this period as the country intensifies its fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
The Minister for Works and Housing, Samuel Atta Akyea, wants property owners to demand from prospective tenants clearance that they are negative of the virus.
“Landlords must be worried about potential tenants from foreign countries. Without a COVID-19 test clearance, don’t admit such a potential tenant,” he said.
He says that this is necessary as the outbreak of the virus in the country was imported.
Addressing a press briefing on Tuesday, Samuel Atta Akyea urged property owners to prioritize the public health concerns of the country over their potential profits.
Ghana has confirmed over 1,500 cases of the coronavirus.