Civil Aviation workers want Board Chair removed

Business News of Sunday, 26 January 2020



Workers of the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) are calling for the immediate removal of the Board Chairman, Air Commodore Rexford G.M Acquah (Rtd), for acting unprofessionally and outside his mandate as stipulated in the Ghana Civil Aviation Act 678.

In a petition to the Minister of Aviation sighted by, the workers are accusing the Board Chairman among many others, the micromanaging of the authority with disregard to the functions of management and staff of the authority.

They claim Air Commodore Rexford G.M Acquah (Rtd) is abusive and abrasive in nature towards top management as well as the rank and file of the authority- and had lots of run-in with members of staff.

The letters were signed by the leadership of the Local Division Union, the Ghana Air Traffic Controllers Association, the Ghana Air Traffic Safety Electronics Association, the Aviation Safety Inspectors Association of Ghana, the Ghana Aeronautical Information Services Association, the Senior Staff Association and the Ghana Civil Aviation Electrical Staff Association, and copied to the Chief of Staff and the Director General.

“His continuous unilateral imposition of his dictates and interference in the day-to-day operations of the authority as well as his unwarranted habit of threatening management and staff over internal administrative matters have become unbearable”, they alleged.

Continuing, they said he has an insatiable desire for the use of authority assets despite a dedicated vehicle at his disposal and two air-condition units bought for him.

Additionally, he controls the processes of interviews for vacant positions including sitting in as part of the panel.

“As leaders of the Local Divisional Union and all other professional associations representing the entire general staff body, we are obliged to help build, grow and ensure the stability of the authority in particular and the aviation industry in general. Unfortunately, the actions of the Board Chairman are not in sync with the tenets of the authority”, they emphasized.

“In essence we have agreed that we can no longer work with him and he must be removed immediately”, they added.