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Irate workers of the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) Friday morning begun a striking action leaving passengers stranded at the airport. 

Passengers who arrived at the airport Friday morning, in particular, have been left stranded following the because of the strike, while those needed some emergency services have also been left on their own.

The workers have locked out the embattled Managing Director, Yaw Kwakwa, demanding his immediate sack for alleged mismanagement.

This latest action by the workers comes after the labour union issued a statement on Thursday directing all general staff to withdraw their services at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) from 06:00hrs Friday, 26th February 2021, until otherwise communicated by the Union.

The statement added that the “action has become necessary following the Boards attempt to shelve the report of an investigative committee comprising the Ministry of Aviation, the Board, Senior Management, and the Public Services Workers Union which confirms the allegations of mismanagement and abuse of office levelled against the Managing Director, Mr Yaw Kwakwa.”

The affected services shall include;  Screening of pre-board passengers and access control,  Fire/Safety cover for all aircraft, Water supply and sewage treatment and Public announcement and flight display.

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