Ghana’s Kotoka International Airport (KIA) is in the news again over another outrageous report.
In December 2021, the board of the Ghana Airport Company Limited (GACL) was heavily criticised for allegedly using GH¢84,000 cash for Christmas tree decoration.
Paul Adom-Otchere responding to public outcry on the issue maintained that, the total expenditure of 2021 in decorating the Kotota Airport with Christmas trees was the lowest since 2016.
The GACL has been slapped again with another bad news.
Reports by local media say the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has cut power supply to Ghana airport on Monday over GH¢49 million debt.
GACL opted to pay GH¢1m but ECG insist it will only restore power if they settle at least 50% of the total debt.
The electricity task force which disconnected the power revealed that they gave the airport company prior notice before the distress action on Monday.
Leader of the task force said ‘We gave them prior notice last Friday, but when we came they [GACL officials] said they don’t know us and are not ready to cooperate with us.
GACL owes ECG GH¢49 million, but wants to pay just GH¢1 million which we believe is too small considering the amount owed. We are at least expecting 50% of the debt or better still GH¢5 million’.