Workers of the Ghana Airport Company Limited (GACL) have registered their dissatisfaction over an alleged plot to privatise the company.
Clad in red attire Wednesday, the workers demonstrated, warning the government to withdraw from any agreement to sell the company.
There were reports that the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) had concluded a deal to sell off the Ghana Airport Company Limited (GACL), managers of the country’s airports, including the Kotoka International Airport.
But the Aviation Ministry has parried the claim.
Aviation Minister, Joseph Kofi Adda has explained the government rather engaged stakeholders, including the Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL), to consider a projected Strategic Partnership Arrangement between GACL and TAV-SUMMA Consortium to improve service delivery and expansion of infrastructure at the KIA.
“Indeed, what is being considered for deliberation by the Ministry and its stakeholders including the Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) and the TAV-SUMMA Consortium is to improve service delivery and expansion of infrastructure at the Kotoka International Airport to achieve the Government’s vision of making Ghana the Aviation Hub within the sub-region.”
But the workers say they have cogent evidence that the company had been sold already.
General Secretary of the Public Service Workers Union, Trades Union Congress, Bernard Adjei has said they will resist any deal whatsoever.
“We have been confronted with such a situation. So, as responsible citizens of this country and a responsible union, we are using the structures and all the avenues and resources available to us to deal with this matter. There will be an engagement with the union for us to state our position on the matter. What we want to assure you is that we will not sit down and allow anything to be done at the detriment of workers”.