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KIA workers strike, demand MD’s removal

The general staff of the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) will from Friday, 26 February 2021, withdraw their services from 6 am till further notice.

This was captured in a communique issued by the Ghana Airport Company Limited’s Divisional Union of the Public Services Workers’ Union of the Trade Union Congress on Thursday.

According to the statement sighted by Original News, the Union is demanding the immediate dismissal of the Managing Director, Yaw Kwakwa for mismanagement of funds and abuse of office.

Both charges, the Union notes, Mr Kwakawa has been found guilty by an investigative committee comprising of the Aviation Ministry, the Board, Senior Management, and the Public Service’s Workers’ Union but the Company’s Board wants to shelve the report.

The Union think the strike action has become necessary after all other options proved futile.

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.

A notice has since been sent to all air operators about the intended strike.

The planned action if allowed to go ahead would be affecting; screening of pre-board passengers, access control, public announcement and flight display. As well as fire/safety cover for all aircrafts, water and sewage treatment, and flight display.

By: Bernard Ralph Adams

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