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Ghana Airports Interdicts Staff For Conducting Pre-Boarding Search On National Security Minister

Management of the Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) has interdiction one of its Airside Patrol Officer, Mr. Awudu Basit for conducting a pre-boarding search on the National Security Minister, Albert Kan Dapaah in the open frontage of the VVIP Lounge at the Kumasi Airport on September 8.


According to the GACL, the action by its staff has created a negative impression on the company's image and integrity.


In a letter signed by the Group Executive, Human Capital and Office Service, R.S Tagoe, it said "According to the report, you were assigned to perform duties at the Kumasi Airport on 8th September 2022 and you saw the Minister of National Security emerging from the VVIP Lounge to board Africa World Airline flight at about 1430hours"



"It is reported that you approached the Hon. Minister and demanded to conduct pre-boarding search on him in the open frontage of the VVIP Lounge which ended up embarrassing the Hon. Minister"


The statement further revealed that in view of the negative impression it cast on the company's image and integrity, Management has decided to thoroughly investigate the circumstances leading to the incident.


"In line with Article 17(e) of the Collective Agreement, we notify you of your interdiction from Friday, September 9, 2022 pending the completion of investigations into the matter.


The release added that Mr. Awudu Basit shall be paid two-thirds (2/3) of his salary during the period of interdiction.


Below is a copy of the release:


Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith


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