Published On: Tue, Mar 4th, 2014

‘Airport’ Traffic Controllers On Strike…Hundreds Of Travelers Stranded

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Ghana Air Traffic Controllers Association (GHATCA), has declared a partial strike action at various airports in the country leading to hundreds of travelers stranded.

According to Peace FM Correspondent, Sampson K. Nyamekye, Air traffic controllers at Tamale, Accra and Kumasi Airports have refused to work until issues relating to their conditions of service as well as operational and technical issues confronting them are addressed.

According to them they will take their partial strike action; which is affecting only domestic flights further if the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) refuses to address their issues.

According to Acting Manager, Corporate Communication of the GCAA, Mr. Eric Mireku Amening, measures are being put in place to address the concerns of the traffic controllers to avoid a ‘total’ strike action which will affect international flights

“We will address the issues before it escalates. I can assure the general public that by afternoon, Tuesday, full operation will resume. We apologise to the passengers and the general public for the inconvenience” Eric Mireku Amening said on Tuesday’s edition of ‘Kokrokoo’.