The Union and Professional Associations within the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), have hinted of a possible disruption to flight operations from Monday, March 17, 2020.
The staff association is set to withdraw some services which are critical to aviation safety.
The move is in reaction to what the workers deedcribe as the inability of management to heed their concerns over the encroachment of some aviation lands at La Wireless and Nkwatanang in Accra.
Spokesperson for the workers, William Amoako, who confirmed the action to be carried out told Citi Business News the decision has become necessary due to some failed negotiations with authorities to resolve their concerns.
“From Monday, we are going to close down our operations such as finance and those services provided by our safety department staff. Then on Tuesday and Wednesday, there will be actual interruption to flights as certain flights will not be allowed to land in Ghana,” he confirmed in an interview.
According to the workers, a meeting with the Aviation Minister, Joseph Kofi Adda and the Director General of the State Interest and Governance Authority, SIGA, Stephen Asamoah Boateng, also failed to resolve their concerns.
The workers’ union is contesting the unlawful use of aviation lands of about 660 acres at La Wireless and Nkwatanang by unauthorized persons.
Earlier the workers at a press conference raised concern over plans to relocate the judges affected by the construction of the national cathedral at Ridge, to the aviation flats at Cantoments.
The workers in a statement said, “The taking over of lands earmarked for aviation purposes for private use is not only unacceptable but also dangerous for the aviation industry and the country as a whole. This means that we may not get access to deployed technological infrastructure on which we hugely depend, and this potentially renders us incapable of providing the very services that the State has mandated as to offer.”