The Ningo Prampram MP, Sam Nartey George, has suggested that Yaw Kwakwa was caught in the crossfire between powerful entities flexing their muscle.
The former Managing Director of the Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL)'s termination came to the fore last week after some friction between his outfit and McDan Aviation.
Per Sam George's assessment of the business interests behind the CIP (Carriage and Insurance Paid To) services at Terminal 3 currently servicing private jets and McDan's Private Jet lounge at Terminal 1, the sacked MD "is the unfortunate victim of powerplay between two elephants."
Prior to his sacking, the GACL had called out the new private jet services for some breaches at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) and suspended them indefinitely from operating at the terminal.
The company went ahead with its scheduled event to officially launch operations despite the GACL's directive not to do so over several concerns.
Subsequently, the news of Mr Kwakwa’s dismissal broke whilst he was leading Parliament’s Roads and Transport Committee to inspect the McDan Aviation facility at the airport.
Some persons have attributed his dismissal to his decision to suspend McDan Aviation's license, a position which has been disputed by Deputy Transport Minister, Hassan Sulemana Tampuli.
“The appointment letter doesn’t say why he was appointed, so I don’t know why it should be stated why he has been relieved of his position," he said on February 9.
But the Ningo Prampram legislator is of a different opinion.
Speaking on Newsfile on Saturday, Sam George said the development resulted from a simmering tussle for which Mr Kwakwa has been made to take the fall.
According to him, there is more to the issue than meets the eye.
The vociferous MP said the former MD is a "mere pawn".
"Now we're hearing roundabout that the President has not terminated, the President has asked the board to consider termination as a shareholder... Was that what the letter said?" he quizzed.
"This post-facto rationalisation and realising that people who may have had interest have used the President's office to act in ways that may not even sit well with good corporate governance and that they are rerouting it through the board.
He insisted that there is no need to beat about the bush if someone within the chain was seeking to have Yaw Kwakwa axed from the GACL for certain interests.
"It's not neat. If you wanted to get rid of someone, you could have done it in a tidier manner. Simple," he said
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