The Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), following an earlier publication by BestNewsGH.com about officials of Customs and Immigration turning themselves into nuisance by begging for money from passengers and other users of the Kotoka International Airport, has set up a taskforce to investigate the matter.
The Authority in a press release in reaction to the story described such practices as highly unprofessional, unethical and unacceptable.
Apart from the taskforce, the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority has also impressed upon the Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) to institute measures that will curb such practices.
‘’The General Public is hereby advised not give in to pleas, coercion or extortion of money by any personnel operating at the Kotoka International Airport and should report such conduct to the consumer complaints unit within the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority at firstname.lastname@example.org’’ the statement read in part.
‘’The Authority will continue to ensure that passengers are not harassed and will sanction any person or group of persons found to engage in acts at our Airports that tarnish the image of our country’’ the statement added .
This website on Monday February 11, 2019 published the story about the extortionist activities of the Customs and Immigration officers at the Kotoka International in which they beg for money from passengers and users of the Airport.
Their begging activities seem to have gotten so chromic and entrenched that they openly beg without any shred of shame and mostly leaving those they beg from, surprised and angry.
The decision by the GCAA to set up a taskforce to investigate the matter seems to have come in handy as it may help quell the practice or at least reduce it.
BestNewsGH.com will keep an eye on this development and keep readers posted and any new developments.