KIA staff halts partial strike

Workers at Kotoka International Airport (KIA) have halted their strike following an order from the local union of the public service workers of the Ghana Airport Company for a 4-hour freeze of the strike.

This is due to a crunch meeting between the union leaders led by General Secretary Bernard Adjei and the presidency at the Jubilee House.

If the meeting fails to address the concerns of workers, multiple reports say, the strike will resume after the 4-hour freeze.

The strike which began at 6 am today led many stranded as it resulted in the cancellation of some international flights such as Asky Airlines.


Demand For Removal of MD

The Ghana Airport Company Limited’s Divisional Union of the Public Services Workers’ Union of the Trade Union Congress on Thursday demanded the removal of their Managing Director, Mr Yaw Kwakwa.

In a statement available to Original News, among other things, the Union said Mr Kwakwa is guilty of mismanagement of funds and abuse of office.

For these reasons, he is not fit to stir the affairs of Ghana Airport Company and should be dismissed effective immediately.


Board’s Attempts to Shelve Report

The embattled Managing Director, according to the Union, was found guilty of the aforementioned crimes by an investigative committee but the Company’s Board wants to shelve the report and maintain the MD.

The committee comprises the Aviation Ministry, the Board, Senior Management, and the Public Service’s Workers’ Union.

According to the Union, the only way to turn the fortunes of the Company around is when the Managing Director is removed from his post.

By: Bernard Ralph Adams

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