The aviation workers protesting against the invasion of lands belonging to the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority, are expected to meet today to determine their next line of action as a meeting with the Chief of Staff on Monday, ended inconclusively.
The workers will however be expected to re-engage the government over their concerns later this week.
“We met the Chief of Staff and apparently there was a stalemate and we did not reach any consensus. But he’s promised to call us by close of day on Wednesday so we’re waiting on that before rolling out any action,” the Executive Vice President, Professional, for Ghana Air Traffic Controllers Association, Francis Armah Mensah.
The workers once again declined an offer of 40 acres of land close to Adenta as well as additional lands that government was willing to give away at Prampram.
Mr. Mensah added, “He tabled 40 acres and we declined to the offer… We are just leaders so we will go and inform our people who we speak for and what they would want is what we will do.”
Monday’s crunch meeting followed the strike by the air traffic controllers on Saturday that led to the grounding of domestic airlines on Saturday.
The workers are demanding that the authorities of the GCAA step up efforts to reclaim encroached lands belonging to the Authority.
The workers have warned of some dire consequences for air safety if nothing is done to address the situation.
They have also intimated of a possible judgement debt to the GCAA following its failure to install an HF facility worth about 600,000 Euros.
Last week, the aviation staff embarked on a sit down strike where some activities were halted but the major action so far taken has been the withdrawal of air traffic services that led to the grounding of all domestic flights for close to six hours on Saturday.
The Managing Director of the GCAA, Simon Allotey has however assured of his outfit’s commitment to resolve the issue whilst conforming to international air safety control regulations.
By: Pius Amihere Eduku/citibusinessnews.com/Ghana