The staff union of the Ghana Airport Company Limited (GACL) has issued a vote of no-confidence on the Managing Director, Yaw Kwakwa.
A memo issued by the staff union reads: “This is to inform all general staff that, the Divisional Union pursuant to a resolution passed for the removal of the Managing Director, MR YAW KWAKWA at a general staff meeting held on Thursday 24th September 2020, has communicated same to the sector minister and copied other relevant authorities.”
They claim, the decision to ask for the dismissal of the MD is because of his “deliberate refusal to address several welfare issues among others which remains unresolved since he assumed office.”
However, reliable sources tell Whatsup News that Mr. Kwakwa is at the centre of the collapsing fortunes of the airport company.
He is one of the main anchors pushing for the planned sale of the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) and other major airports in the country to Turkish company TAV-SUMA.
That deal has been forced on hold after intense opposition from both staff and civil society groups.
Mr. Kwakwa is also reported to be a major part of the scheme that handed the scandalous COVID-19 test at KIA to Frontier Health Services Limited, a company linked to notorious tax havens in Dominica and Panama. Frontier is also owned by fugitive Nigerian billionaire Benedict Peters, who was fingered from the multi-billion-dollar crude oil racket spearheaded by former Nigerian Minister of Petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke.