Workers at the Ghana Airport Company Limited (GACL) have called on the government not to delay in announcing a substantive head for the institution.
The call follows the dismissal of the Managing Director of the Ghana Airports Company Limited, Mr. Yaw Kwakwa.
The termination of the appointment of Mr. Kwakwa is captured in a letter from the Transport Ministry directing the Board Chairman of the Ghana Airport Company Limited to honour a directive from the president.
Speaking to Citi Business News, on the way forward, the Deputy General Secretary of the Public Services Workers Union (PSWU) of the Trades Union Congress (TUC), Mr John Sampa, noted that even as a transition team has been announced, they want workers and other stakeholders to be engaged extensively going forward.
“When it comes to top management level like the Chief Executive level its government’s sole prerogative to appoint and dismiss. Therefore as a workers group, our interest is that whoever is appointed by the President to execute the mandate of the organization will take cognizance of all relevant stakeholders including the workers’ group where I lead.”
“On the early appointment of a new head, it is extremely important because GACL is a very huge institution, with international links, so any delay in appointing a substantive head to efficiently manage the company will affect the image of the company. Nevertheless, we are optimistic that from the information we have from the board they are putting a transition team in place and very soon they will announce the new arrangements for the company.”