Tampuli blocks journalists from questioning Kwakwa on his dismissal, says he is unaware of any such decision

Hassan Tampuli )left) and Yaw Kwakwa (Middle) at the KIA when the news about his dismissal broke

Deputy Transport Minister, Hassan Tampuli on Wednesday February 9 prevented journalists from asking the Managing Director of the Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) Mr Yaw Kwakwa further questions on his dismissal by the President.

Mr Tampuli and Yaw Kwakwa were conducting members of the Roads and Transport Committee of Parliament around on a fact finding mission of the Mac Dan Aviation when the news broke that he has been fired.

TV3’s Komla Klutse seized the opportunity to ask Mr Kwakwa for his views on the news.

Kwakwa answered him saying “I don’t know what you are talking about, my appointment has not been terminated. I don’t know about it but when I get to that bridge I will cross it,”

When Komls attempted to ask a follow-up question, Hassan Tampuli interjected because he believed that was not the right forum to be asked those questions.

“He will not speak to this issue now. Let us defer this matter, let us deal with this issue now. This is a man has not sighted any such letter he is not aware and this is not the medium through which even if there is such a letter he will be communicated with,” Tampuli said.

Announcing the termination of the appointment, the Transport Minister Kwaku Ofori Asiamah in a letter said “His Excellency the President, per letter No. 0P S127/22/104, dated 31st January 2022, has directed the appointment of Mr Yaw Kwakwa as Managing Director of the Ghana Airport’s Company Limited be terminated,”

It is however unclear the reasons behind the termination of his appointment.

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This comes at a time the GACL had earlier ordered McDan Aviation to suspend the use of the KIA Terminal 1 until further notice.

“We refer to our earlier discussions and subsequent directive to suspend the inauguration of the private jet terminal at the Kotoka International Airport until all necessary operational requirements and obligations are met.

“We note with concern your failure to comply with the directive despite the outstanding issues on the prior terms and conditions for the use and operations of Terminal 1 as a private Jet Terminal.

“Management has subsequently directed the suspension of your use of Terminal 1 until further notice,” a statement signed by the Managing Director of the GACL Yaw Kwakwa said.

The GACL later granted Mac Dan the permit to operationalize the Private Jet at the Terminal 1 at the KIA.

A letter signed by Mr Kwakwa said “With Reference to our earlier letter referenced GACL/MD/FHS20/1/22on the above subject we wish to inform you that the GACL has delegated the Terminal 1 to MacDan aviation for private jet operations.”

By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana