Hundreds of passengers have been stranded at the Kotoka International Airport due to a sit-down strike by Air Traffic Controllers.
The strike has led to all local flights being grounded.
The Chief Operating Officer of Africa World Airline, a domestic airline company confirmed the development on the Citi Breakfast Show on Tuesday.
Apiggy Afenu explained that news of the industrial action was relayed to the various local airlines in the early hours of Tuesday.
He stated that the situation is “a little bit chaotic but people are calm because they know what is happening is beyond the control of the airlines.”
Mr. Afenu also disclosed the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), the employers of the Air Traffic Controllers when contacted have been unable to give a definite answer on how long the situation will persist.
Air Traffic Controllers are the gate keepers who authorize the takeoff and landing of aircrafts that come into a country’s airspace.
And according to Mr. Afenu, their job function “is very, very important” and therefore urged the GCAA to address their concerns for work to resume.
By: Efua Idan Osam/citifmonline.com/Ghana