Akufo-Addo terminates appointment of Airports Company boss, Yaw Kwakwa

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The appointment of the Managing Director of Ghana Airports Company Limited, Yaw Kwakwa has been brought to an end by President Nana Akufo-Addo, according to a letter seen by Angelonline.com.gh.

A letter communicating the termination of Mr Kwakwa’s appointment dated February 4, 2022, and signed by the Transport Minister Kwaku Ofori Asiamah, directed the Board Chairman, Paul Adom Otchere to “take necessary steps to give effect to the directive.”Yaw Kwakwa

It is unclear if it was in any way connected with the recent rift between the GACL and McDan Aviation, operators of the private jet terminal at Terminal 1 at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA).

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On January 1, the GACL ordered the newly launched McDan Aviation to suspend the use of the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) until further notice.

In a letter signed on January 31, 2022, by then Managing Director of the Company, Yaw Kwakwa, he referenced a notice to the company to suspend its inauguration of the Private Jet Terminal last Friday, which was not adhered to.

The staff of the GACL had in a petition to the President in 2020, called for the dismissal of Mr Yaw Kwakwa whom they described as is incompetent.

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“The Managing Director, since assumption of office two years ago, has demonstrated gross incompetence, insensitivity and lack of understanding of the critical Aviation Industry and, therefore, his continuous stay in office will further derail the progress of the company,” the petition noted.

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The now-former MD has served a total of 14 years and two months at the GACL.

He took over as the MD of the company in January 2019, a position he occupied for three years two months.

Prior to that, the Business Analyst was Deputy Managing Director between the periods to




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