The management of the Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) has described fresh agitations over the alleged sale of the Kotoka International Airport as unfortunate and a surprise considering the fact that stakeholders including workers have consistently been engaged in ongoing discussions.
A statement issued by GACL on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 following renewed unrest among the workers said the company has always maintained a cordial working relationship with its stakeholders including the Divisional Union.
The management revealed that it last week met with some section of the airport’s workforce last week, June 30, to discuss issues relating to a purported “Sale of Kotoka International Airport”.
The statement said at the meeting, Managing Director of GACL, Yaw Kwakwa, confirmed receipt of a proposal for Partnership from TAV-SUMMA which was yet to be considered.
The Chairperson of GACL, Madam Oboshie Sai Cofie in an interview with Daily Graphic on July 3, 2020, had said the Board has received the proposal although no discussion had started.
The Minister of Aviation, Joseph Kofi Adda, also in a statement denied the allegation and assured the general public that his outfit and its stakeholders were considering a proposed Strategic Partnership arrangement to improve service delivery and expansion of infrastructure at KIA to achieve government’s vision of making Ghana the Aviation Hub within the West African Sub-Region.