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George Padmore Library to charge tourists

The George Padmore Research Library will soon start charging tourists who visit and patronise the facility. Mr Simon Teye, Director at the Library, told the Ghana News Agency that Management had had discussions with the Executive Director of Ghana Library Authority on the necessary steps to raise some revenue. “Originally, …

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Ecotoursim contributes $1.2 billion to GDP in 2020 – PRO

Ghana’s ecotourism in 2020 contributed 1.2 billion dollars to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The contribution formed 5.5 per cent of GDP in the year amid poaching, logging, and illegal mining activities. Poaching is hunting or capturing of wildlife without permission from the respective authorities. Madam Ernestina Anie, the …

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Court to start trial of Deputy Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture

An Adentan Circuit Court will on January 18, 2022, conclude Case Management Conference and commence trial of Mark Okraku-Mantey, the Deputy Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, for allegedly forcibly entering the land of one, Alhaji Tony Baba. Okraku Mantey is also facing a charge of prohibition of activities of …

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Presidential jet not used for Christmas shopping in UK – GAF

The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) has debunked allegations that children of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s relative used the Presidential jet for a United Kingdom shopping trip. “We wish to state without any equivocation that the said publication is untrue, frivolous and without any basis,” a statement from GAF, copied …

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Government waives taxes for Ghana Airports Company

The Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) was incorporated in 2006 and started operations in 2007. It was decoupled from the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority, and given the mandate to develop, manage and maintain all airports and aerodromes in Ghana. Even though the company has been recording strong financial records and …

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Tourists share experiences and expectations on Wli Waterfalls

Tourists, both Ghanaian and foreigners, have shared their experiences on the Wli Waterfalls located in the Hohoe Municipality of the Volta region. They also shared their first-time feelings at the Falls as well as their experiences and expectations in the years ahead. Mrs Angela Frazier Arthur, Co-Director, ArthurFrazier Tours, USA …

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Kakum National Park records over 8,000 visitors in three-weeks

The Kakum National Park has recorded a total of 8,092 tourists’ from Wednesday, December 1, to Monday, December 20, 2021. This represents a 51 per cent increase over the 5,735 recorded over the same period in 2020. Mr Isadore Armah, Executive Director of the Ghana Heritage Conservation Trust (GHCT), co-managers …

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Ghana restricts travellers from South Korea, Israel and Malta over COVID-19

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, has initiated a temporary travel restriction on all travellers arriving from South Korea, Malta and Israel from Monday, December 20th, for a period of 14 days. The measure is part of efforts to contain the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. A statement issued by …

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Ghana Airports to fine airlines with passengers without proof of payment for COVID-19 test $3500 per person

The Ghana Airport Company Limited (GACL) says airlines that fly passengers without proof of payment for the COVID-19 test in Ghana will be fined $3,500 per passenger. It said effective December 14, airlines that brought passengers who were not fully vaccinated as well as those who had not filled their …

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Government releases funds to complete Sunyani Airport rehabilitation – Contractors

Government has released funds for the completion of the first phase of rehabilitation works at the Sunyani Airport, contractors working on the facility confirmed on Monday. Mr Frederick Asuamah Yeboah, the Project Engineer, Resources Access Limited (RAL), assured that rehabilitation of the Airport would be completed by the end of …

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