GACL revises interdiction of staff who searched National Security Minister

The Ghana Airport Company Limited(GACL) has revised its decision to interdict a staff who conducted a pre-boarding search on the National Security Minister, Hon. Ken Dapaah at Kumasi Airport.

In a statement dated September 13, the GACL said the decision is due to “further consultations and facts which have since come to its attention.”

The company noted that “the Committee of Enquiry shall proceed with its mandate as spelt out in the Convening Order”.

Earlier today, Adepanews com reported that an Aviation Security Officer at the GACL has been interdicted for searching the National Security Minister.

In a letter dated September 8, GACL explained that Awudu Basit’s search of Albert Kan-Dapaah at the VVIP Lounge at the Kumasi Airport was embarrassing.

The letter signed by the Company’s officer in charge of human capital and officer service, R. S. Tagoe also noted that the search created a “negative impression” for it.

“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 this incident,” it added.

As a punitive measure, the GACL advised that Mr Basit “will be paid two-thirds of his salary during the period of interdiction.”