According to the Minister, the Company’s response to the incidence is pointless.
A security guard primarily based at Kumasi Airport, Awudu Basit, was interdicted for conducting a pre-boarding search on the National Security Minister.
In a letter dated September 8, GACL explained that Basit’s search of Albert Kan-Dapaah at the VVIP Lounge at the Kumasi Airport was embarrassing and had created a “negative impression” for the Company.But in an interview with The Fourth Estate, Mr. Kan-Dapaah expressed shock concerning the extent to which GACL went to self-discipline the security officer.
“I spent over 40 minutes at the waiting room and he did not ask to screen me. However, just before I was about to board and in the full glare of so many people he demanded to search me.
“There was absolutely no disrespect,” he said.
He subsequently, requested the Company to overturn the security guard’s interdiction.
“Last Monday, an official from the Ghana Airports came to my office to apologise and I did explain that there was no need for an apology because there was no disrespect towards me by the officer,” he told The Fourth Estate.