General news for Sunday, February 6, 2022
The Narcotics Control Board has set its sights on the recently launched but now closed McDan Aviation private jet terminal as a highly possible entry and exit point for an illicit drug, MyNewsGh.com said.
We’re told McDan has already paid more than US$300,000 in ground rent for the private jet facility as of 2019 which he will lead for the next 15 years. It is already more than two years late.
To make matters worse, insiders whispered to MyNewsGh.com that the internationally accepted standards for checks and surveillance required for such private jet operations were not factored into Ken’s pal’s terminal planning. Ofori-Atta, Daniel McKorley popularly known as McDan. .
This has made the private jet terminal a high risk point for the possible import and export of illicit drugs and even illegal smuggling of gold by wealthy private jet owners who can easily come and go at any time. Air Force cleared them to land. and take off.
This latest information came to light after the Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) ordered McDan Aviation to suspend the use of Kotoka International Airport (KIA) until further notice.
In a letter signed on January 31, by the general manager of the airport company, Yaw Kwakwa, he refers to a formal notice to the company to suspend its inauguration of the Private Jet Terminal last Friday, which was not respected .
Accordingly, Mr Kwakwa said: “We note with concern your failure to comply with the directive despite outstanding issues regarding the previous terms and conditions for the use and operation of Terminal 1 as a private jet terminal.
“Management has therefore ordered the suspension of your use of Terminal 1 until further notice.”
The Department of Transport is also sanctioning the company for ignoring GACL warnings.
In addition, Parliament drags the minister outside the house to explain the circumstances surrounding the development to lawmakers.