Passengers stranded at airport following strike by KIA workers

Some Passengers have been stranded at the Kotoka International Airport following the strike by workers of the Kotoka International Airport.

Personnel from the National security had to intervene to prevent the workers from causing mayhem.

They have locked some facilities at the airport which is affecting operations. Those who are departing are currently stranded.

Our sources says the Minister-designate for national security Albert Kan Dapaah and Transport Ofori Asiamah are currently in a meeting with the workers to resolve the issues.

Impact on Essential Services

The ongoing strike by workers of the Kotoka International Airport has started taking a toll on some essential services at the Airport.

That’s because the Health Commodities Group of COVID 19 is having some challenges accessing the airport.

Speaking in an interview with Nana Yaa Mensah on the Asaase Breakfast Show on Friday, Chairman of the Health Commodities Group of COVID 19 said the workers have not taken into consideration the

“Contrary to what the workers are saying that they are not interrupting essential services like COVID 19 activities, that is not true. Because we went to gate 3 which we normally use to the tarmac, it was locked, we went to gate 9 that was also locked,” he said.

He added “We have come back to the jubilee gate which the soldiers are controlling and they have managed to let us in, so as far as am concerned the union activities have not taken into consideration the need for emergency services like the one we are trying to provide for the.”

Meanwhile the workers have served notice they will not rescind their decision until the MD is sacked.

Background

Leadership of the workers on Thursday directed staff to withdraw some of their services in protest of alleged mismanagement by the Managing Director, Yaw Kwakwa.

A statement issued by the GACL union said all general staff should withdraw
their services at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) from Friday, 26th
February 2021, until otherwise communicated by the Union.

It says “Action has become necessary following the Boards attempt to shelve
the report of an investigative committee comprising the Ministry of Aviation,
the Board, Senior Management, and the Public Services Workers Union which
confirms the allegations of mismanagement and abuse of office levelled against
the Managing Director, Mr Yaw Kwakwa.”

Theaffected services shall include; Screening of pre-board passengers
and access control, Fire/Safety cover for all aircraft, Water supply and
sewage treatment and Public announcement and flight display.

Fred Dzakpata

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