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MD of Ghana Airports Company sacked

The appointment of the Managing Director of the Ghana Airport Company Limited (GACL), Yaw Kwakwa, has been terminated.

“His Excellency the President, per letter No. 0P S127/22/104, dated 31st January 2022, has directed the appointment of Mr Yaw Kwakwa as Managing Director of the Ghana Airport’s Company Limited be terminated,” a letter signed by Transport Minister, Kwaku Ofori Asiamah said.

It is unclear the reasons behind the termination of Mr Kwakwa’s appointment.

However, there has been a recent banter between the GACL MD and Ghanaian business magnate Danial McKorley. On 1 January, the GACL ordered the newly launched McDan Aviation, operated by Mr McKorley, to suspend the use of the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) until further notice.

GACL accused McDan Aviation of breaching the laid down procedure after procuring its license to operate in 2019.

It also said it had noticed with concern, McDan’s disregard for the norms of doing business in the aviation sector, which required strict adherence to safety and security rules.

“Indeed, you have engaged in several activities without prior approval from GACL, which has typically called for emergency corrective actions,” the notice explained.

The GACL went ahead and cited one major example relating to the commencement of construction of the private jet terminal without a Plan of Construction Operation (PCO) approval from GACL.

Feb. 9, 2022