Albert Kan-Dapaah, Minister of National Security

A security officer at the Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) has been interdicted for conducting a pre-boarding search on 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.”

Aviation security officer interdicted; salary reduced for pre-boarding search of National Security Minister
The Ghana Airport Company’s letter of interdiction of Mr Awudu Basit

Meanwhile, some Ghanaians have expressed their sentiments about the interdiction.

According to them, the National Security Minister is not above the law, and therefore he is not beyond a search.

Others have, however, criticised the said officer but condemned the resultant interdiction.

Aviation security officer interdicted; salary reduced for pre-boarding search of National Security Minister

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