The Kotoka International Airport branch of the Public Service Workers Union hoisted red flags at the Airport premises on Monday morning to protest the appointment of a new Deputy Managing Director for the Ghana Airport Company Limited.
The new Deputy Managing Director, Yaw Kwakwah, is said to have sued the company in the past for wrongful termination of his appointment, when he was serving in that same capacity.
The workers are largely at a loss as to why Mr. Kwakwah has been recalled to take his position for the second time.
According to the workers, Mr. Kwakwah lost the case he filed against the company at the time, but failed to return the company’s properties in his possession as directed by the court.
Speaking to Citi News, the General Secretary of the Public Services Workers Union at Kotoka, Richard Ampaabeng, called on Mr. Kwakwah to apologize for his past actions and also adhere to the directives of the court.
“The court directed that certain actions should be taken. For instance, the vehicle that he was using, which he never submitted, he needed to pay the balance of the value of the vehicle but he never paid. He [also] had furniture that he needed to pay for which he never did,” Mr. Ampaabeng said.
“I would even recommend that Mr. Kwakwah should just be honourable and apologize for the actions that he took,” he added.
Aside from the concerns relating to the court, the Public Service Workers Union also believes the position Mr. Kwakwa has been appointed to, serves no purpose.
“When he [Kwakwa] went out, things have evolved at the Airport to the extent that the position he has been appointed to no longer exists, so his appointment will sort of jeopardize the job evaluation that has been done at the Airport.”
By: Caleb Kudah/citifmonline.com/Ghana