The Minister of Transport and Aviation Kabineh Kallon has assured staff of the Sierra Leone Airport Authority (SLAA) that there will be no job loss amidst the Summa Group takeover.

It could be recalled that there was a massive social media stir after a termination letter was given to staff at the airport surfaced online.

Many locals believed that the Turkish company would terminate the contract of SLAA staff as they take over operations of the airport.

However, the Transport Minister has assured local staff that the termination of the contract letter is the first step to ensure that SLAA staff are employed by Summa Group which has started operations of the airport.

The minister stated that staff that saw their contracts terminated by the SLAA will be paid their full benefits before they start to work for the Turkish company.

Minister Kallon said that the former SLAA staff could see their contracts extended by Summa Group if they perform above par after a year.

Recently, the government announced that the Summa Group will take over the operations of the airport as part of an agreement they had before the renovation of a terminal at the airport.

The agreement transforms the SLAA into an Air Navigational Service Provider (ANSP) while the Group runs the airportโ€™s operations.