A letter of dismissal was released on social media while the Managing Director of the Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL), Yaw Kwakwa, was speaking to a legislative committee about the impasse between McDan and the Ghana Airports Company Limited.
After a journalist inquired about his thoughts on the situation, Yaw Kwakwa was informed of his dismissal.
Yaw Kwakwa, stunned, responded by claiming he had no knowledge of his alleged dismissal.
“I have no idea what you’re talking about; my job has not been terminated.” He informed the journalist, “I don’t know about that, but when I go to that bridge, I’m going to cross it.”
“His Excellency the President, under letter No. 0P S127/22/104, dated 31st January 2022, commanded the appointment of Mr. Yaw Kwakwa as Managing Director of the Ghana Airport’s Company Limited be terminated,” states the letter signed by Transport Minister Kwaku Ofori Asiamah.
The letter came after the GACL ordered McDan Aviation to halt usage of the KIA Terminal 1 till further notice, despite the fact that the reason for the dismissal was not disclosed.
“We refer to our previous talks and consequent directive to postpone the opening of the Kotoka International Airport’s private jet terminal until all required operational conditions and duties are completed.
“We are concerned about your refusal to comply with the directive, despite remaining difficulties about the earlier terms and conditions for the use and operation of Terminal 1 as a Private Jet Terminal.”
“As a result, management has recommended the suspension of your use of Terminal 1 till further notice,” the GACL’s Managing Director Yaw Kwakwa stated in a statement.
The GACL then gave Mac Dan permission to operate the Private Jet at the KIA’s Terminal 1.