Strike by KIA staff affect emergency services at the airport

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 has some challenges accessing the airport on Friday morning.

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 essential services at the airport.

“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 workers  to withdraw some of their services in protest of alleged mismanagement by the Managing Director, Yaw Kwakwa.

A statement cited by Ghextractives 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.”

The affected 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

Gh Extractives

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