Calm has returned to the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) hours after airport security personnel declared a sit down strike, which affected domestic flights and left some passengers stranded.

The sit down strike was necessitated by the beating up of a senior member of the Airport security, Bernard Henaku, by some members of the National Security, an event that occurred on Tuesday evening when President Mills arrived from the United States.

The airport security personnel reportedly locked up access routes to the domestic side of the airport protesting what they say is disrespectful and violent conduct of operatives of national security.

Other monitored reports have it that the policemen on Wednesday morning engaged in a free-for-all-fight with airport security personnel when the law enforcement agents went to the airport to effect the arrest of one of the security men.

The Board Chairman of the Ghana Airport Company, George Kuntu Blankson, in an earlier interview with Accra-based Joy Fm said, “it was this morning that my MD called me and said there is a problem at the Airport between the Airport security and National Security operatives.

“I’m now heading there to find out what the situation is and if it would mean that we have to set up an investigation into the matter we certainly will, but now the information I have is that there is a problem there.”

He, however, debunked assertions that the alleged strike by the Airport security would bring operations at the Airport to a standstill, adding that there are several other subsidiaries of the Airport Company and “if one unit is on strike it doesn’t mean the airport would be shut down.

“Nobody can shutdown the airport and nobody has shutdown the Airport.”..


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