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Aviation Security Officer Interdiction: GACL “Reconsiders” Decision

The Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) has reconsidered their decision to interdict Awudu Basit, an Aviation Security Officer.

In a letter dated September 13, 2022, addressed to Divisional Union of Public Services Workers Union (PSWU) of the KIA, the Managing Director, Pamela DJameson said the management’s reconsideration follows further reconsultations and facts that have emerged.

“We confirm the Committee of Enquiry shall proceed with its mandate as spelt out in the Convening Order”, the letter concluded.

Background

On September 9, the GACL wrote to Awudu Basit, an aviation security officer with the Kumasi Airport informing him about his interdiction  for performing his duty with “indiscretion” on September 8, 2022.

GACL said the officer, while assigned to perform airside patrol duties, approached the Minister for National Security, Kan Dapaah as the latter emerged from the VVIP lounge to board a flight and demanded to perform a pre-boarding search on him.

According to the GACL, this action by the officer “embarrassed” the Minister.

“In view of the negative impression it cast on the company’s image and integrity, Management has decided to investigate the circumstances leading to the incident”, the Company said.

As punishment, the officer was interdicted with a third of his salary slashed.

Source: opemsuo.com/Hajara Fuseini

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