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ASKY Airlines resumes flights effective August 3

ASKY, the Pan African Airlines has confirmed operations from its hub in Lome, Togo, to all other regional markets that have also opened up their airspace for international flights. A statement issued in Accra said, “We are pleased to inform our passengers that a new flight schedule has been availed …

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Over 11,000 tourists cancelled trip to Ghana, country loses GH¢4.8m – Minister

More than 11,000 tourists have cancelled their scheduled visit to Ghana because of the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, the Minister of Finance said on Thursday. Presenting the 2020 mid-year budget review to Parliament, Mr Ofori-Atta said the cancellations led to a projected year-to-date revenue loss of …

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The ultimate treehouse suites in Africa

There’s one trend in Africa safari experiences that has grabbed traveller’s attention in recent years and that’s treehouse glamping. Luxury treehouses in popular Big 5 safari destinations have become so popular, it’s given rise to a whole new form of architecture that takes high living to a new level. There’s …

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PSWU cautions the State on Ghana Airports Company

The Public Service Workers Union (PSWU) of the Ghana Trades Union Congress (GTUC), has cautioned the state to tread cautiously in its bid to seeking a strategic partnership to revitalise the operations of the Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL). It said particularly, the proposal of a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) arrangement …

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs to evacuate more Ghanaians

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration says it has arranged with Emirates to evacuate more stranded Ghanaians back to Ghana. The flight will depart from Dubai at 0930 hours on Friday, July 17, 2020, and arrive in Accra at 13:35 hours. A statement issued in Accra by Ghana’s …

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Government will never sell KIA or privatise GACL – Aviation Minister

Mr Joseph Kofi Adda, the Minister of Aviation, on Thursday reiterated that there is no plan to sell the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) or any airport asset in Ghana. He said the allegation, which was put out in the public domain by the Unionised workers of the Ghana Airport Company …

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Kotoka International Airport not sold to any foreign entity – Ministry

The Ministry of Aviation Monday dismissed reports alleging that the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) has been sold to a foreign company and urged the public to disregard it. In a statement signed by the sector minister, Mr Joseph Kofi Adda, the Ministry said, it was, however, deliberating for consideration with …

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African airlines could lose $6b due to COVID-19

The impact of COVID-19 on the airline industry in Africa, could leave the sector with losses amounting to $6 billion, according to the International Air Transport Association. And as African countries begin to reopen borders and air spaces, it is crucial that governments take effective measures to mitigate the risk …

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‘Beyond the Return’ steering committee expanded

The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture has expanded the National Steering Committee of the ‘Beyond the Return’ to include three more members. The new members are: Mr Geddy Laryea, Media Majique and Research Systems, Mr Rabbi Kohain Nathanyah Halevi, Universal Pan-African Diaspora Coalition of Ghana, and Mrs Stella Appenteng, …

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Kakum National Park losses GH¢400,000.00 to COVID-19

The Kakum National Park has lost in excess of GH¢400,000.00 in revenue due to the Coronavirus outbreak which culminated in its closure, the Heritage Conservation Trust (GHCT), managers of the facility has disclosed. Mr Michael Amonoo, the Marketing Officer for the GHCT who disclosed this said the situation had affected …

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