The board chair of Ghana Airport Company, Paul Adom-Otchere has issued one of the vaguest statement on developments at the company refusing to be emphatic as to whether the Managing Director, Yaw Kwakwa, has been fired by the President or not.
With pictures from a meeting with all who matter at the company, Mr. Adom-Otchere, took to his Facebook page and wrote “So we had a full day at the Ghana Airports Company Limited, it began with a board meeting at 2pm attended by all 9 board members”.
The pictures had Mr. Kwakwa in attendance, however, Mr. Adom-Otchere in his write up elusively added that “We have now occasioned a transition to manage all the processes”.
It is unclear what the “transition” means, as as the Ghana Airports Chairman, did not mention whether Yaw Kwakwa had been fired by President Nana Akufo-Addo as stated by a letter signed by the Transport Minister, Kwaku Ofori Asiamah, which is in circulation.
Coming hours after the dismissal letter addressed to Mr. Adom-Otchere, saying “His Excellency the President of the Republic, per letter No. OPS127/22/104 dated 31st January, 2022, has directed that the appointment of Mr. Yaw Kwakwa as the Managing Director of the Ghana Airports Company Limited be terminated”.
The letter was copied to the secretary to the President, Nana Bediatuo Asante, Secretary to the Vice President and the Chief of Staff, Akosua Frema Opare.
Presented with the finest opportunity to clear the air on the letter which has since gone viral, Mr. Adom-Otchere, today 9th February 2022, only wrote saying “a meeting with the leaders of the workers union, followed by a meeting with the entire staff”.
The host of the Good Evening Ghana programme on Metro TV went to say ““we are grateful for the cooporation of the MD and the support of all the staff”, adding that “the Ghana Airports Company Limited will grow from better to best. Amen”.
Many had expected him to be empathic about the authenticity of the letter from the Minister of Transport, Kwaku Ofori Asiamah indicating that the President has directed that the MD’s appointment is terminated since 31st January 2022.
In recent times, there has been a standoff between the Ghana Airport Company and the private businessman McDan Aviation.
The Ghana Airports Company had called for safety precautions to be followed before the launch of the McDan Aviation but this was ignored and the launch was successfully held.
Meanwhile, the CEO and Chairman of McDan Group, Dr. Daniel McKorley said it has had all the support from the Ghana Airport Company before the launch at Terminal 1.
Later, McDan wrote back to the Ghana Airport Company that it was suspending the operations of its Private Jet Service in order to have a thorough engagement with the GACL.
“We are writing to officially inform you about our decision to suspend our operations at the Fixed Base Operator Terminal with immediate effect.
“This has become necessary to pave the way for us to thoroughly engage your outfit and all the key stakeholders on the way forward,” Dr. Mckorley reiterated in the letter addressed to the Managing Director of GACL.
However, while Ghana Airport Managing Director Yaw Kwakwa was conducting Members of Parliament (MPs) around the McDan facility in the company of Deputy Transport Minister, Hassan Tampuli, the MD’s sacked letter was behind him.