- Details reaching YEN indicate that the lounge was allededly closed as a result of a security breach
- Other sources also claim the close of the lounge was to create the opportunity for an international terrorist to make use of the facility
- The Ministry of Defence recently placed Ghana on high alert over a possible terrorist attack
Reports reaching YEN indicate that there may be more questions than answers about the alleged recent closure of the VIP lounge of Ghana’s sole international airport.
Information being received suggest frequent landings of private jets at the Kotoka International Airport, the reason being unclear.
It is alleged that security details at the airport, are prevented inspecting the private jets. Those who insist, according to sources, are reassigned to other places to work.
This new development, is said to be causing a great deal of inconvenience to the diplomatic community, who are desirous of finding answers.
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It has been further alleged that a member of a leading international terrorist group with links to Syria, paid and used the VIP Lounge of the Kotoka International Airport with the support of government officials.
The VIP Lounge of the Kotoka international Airport, has been closed down for almost two weeks now, and there has, till date, been no official release of information to answer questions and calm nerves.
However information filtering in suggest that the lounge has been closed because of a serious security breach.
It has been claimed that the real reason for the closure of the VIP Lounge, was due to its usage by an internationally wanted terror suspect, who was in Ghana for some days and has actually held meetings with some top government officials.
The diplomatic corps, in response issued a strongly worded letter to the presidency, with serious threats of severe sanctions.
It is further alleged that, this terrorist, who was in the country on behalf of his group, sponsored the New Patriotic Party in the run-up to the 2016 general elections and is in to recoup their investment.
This new development has therefore considerably raised concerns about the possibility of terrorism in Ghana.
YEN had earlier reported of measures by the government to tighten security at the country’s borders, because Ghana had been placed on a high security alert.
The Ministry of Defence had previously indicated its intentions to engage in the exchange of intelligence with other nations.
Parliament has also extensively discussed how Ghana is prepared towards terrorism.
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