The Managing Director of the Ghana Airport Company Limited, Mr. John Dekyem Attafuah, has been sacked from his position with immediate effect.
According to sources, the dismissal letter dated 16th January 2019, was signed by the Aviation Minister, Joseph Kofi Adda, and addressed to the Board Chairman.
Mr. John Dekyem Attafuah has been directed to hand over to his Deputy, Mr. Yaw Kwakwa, who is expected to act until a substantive appointment of a new Managing Director is made by government.
Although it is unclear what may have accounted for his removal, some media reports have suggested that Mr. Dekyem Attafuah sabotages initiatives of the government within the Ghana Airport Company, and has been reportedly autocratic in his leadership style.
President Nana Akufo Addo appointed Mr. John Dekyem Attafuah as the Managing Director of Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) in March 2017.
The appointment was confirmed in a statement dated March 20, 2017, by the Ghana Airports Company Limited.
Mr. John Attafuah, a Management Consultant, replaced Mr. Charles Asare who resigned as the GACL MD on March 22, 2017.
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Mr. Attafuah until his appointment, was the Managing Director of Virtual Access Limited; a market research company.
He is a staunch member of the NPP, and served as the head of the National Petroleum Authority under President Kufuor between 2005 and 2009.
He has over 30 years experience in the Energy, Services, Information Technology (IT) and Pharmaceutical industries.
Mr. John Dekyem Attafuah holds a degree in Computer Science and Statistics, from University of Ghana, Legon, and a Master of Science degree, in Systems Development, from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.