Ghana Airports Company MD relieved of post

 The Managing Director of the Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL), Yaw Kwakwa, was yesterday relieved of his position.

This followed a directive from the Presidency through the Ministry of Transport, announcing the termination of his appointment.

It was contained in a letter dated February 4 which was signed by the Minister of Transport, Kwaku Ofori Asiamah, and addressed to the board chairman of the company.

The letter urged the board chairman to “take the necessary steps to give effect to the directive.”

It did not, however, state the reason for his dismissal.

In a rather sad twist, Mr Kwakwa was addressing the media at the McDan terminal where he was conducting the Transport Committee of Parliament around the facility when news of his dismissal broke.

The termination of Mr Kwakwa’s appointment was due to the company’s decision to indefinitely suspend McDan Aviation from operating its private jet services at the Terminal 1 of the Kotoka International Airport (KIA).

Subsequently, McDan Aviation announced the suspension of its private jet operations at Terminal 1 to enable the management of the company hold talks with the GACL over misunderstandings regarding operational procedures.

Mr Kwakwa took over after the former Managing Director of the GACL, John Dekyem Attafuah, was relieved of his position in 2019.

A letter directing him to leave office was signed by the late Aviation Minister, Joseph Kofi Adda, and addressed to the board chairman.

Mr Kwakwa, who was then a deputy managing director, was appointed the substantive new managing director. 


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