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Ghana government to roll out GH¢600m stimulus package for tourism sector

The Government intends to roll out a Stimulus package of GH¢600 million to the tourism sector. The move forms part of measures to cushion operators in the hospitality industry due to the hazardous effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Western Regional Minister, Mr Kwabena Okyere Darko- Mensah dropped the hint …

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Ghana signs agreement to construct an international theatre, conference centre

Plans are underway to construct a multi-purpose edifice to boost event tourism, creative arts and economic growth in Kumasi, Ghana’s second-largest city. The project dubbed ‘Kumasi International Theatre/Conference Centre’ is expected to add to the architectural and cultural skyline of the country’s oldest city, and also bring new energies into …

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Ministry announces plans to develop Lake Bosomtwe and others

The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (MoTAC) would soon commission a consultant to undertake a study of the tourism potentials in the Ashanti Region, and the northern sector of the country. The decision is to develop and give a face-lift to some world-acclaimed tourist sites such as the Lake …

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Stranded Ghanaians returned home to Europe

About 2,000 Ghanaians who could not return to various countries in Europe where they reside because of COVID-19 travel restrictions have been evacuated to their destinations. They were evacuated under an exercise collaborated by Ghana, the Spanish, Italian and German Embassy, as well as the British High Commission and the …

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Ethiopian Airlines resumes flight to Accra

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest Aviation Group in Africa, is resuming flight to Accra from September 3, 2020. The Airline is currently serving more than 70 destinations worldwide, a statement issued in Accra said, and urged customers to satisfy destination entry requirements such as health certificates and filling health declaration forms …

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Passengers arriving at Ghana international airport to pay $150 for COVID-19 test

Dr Bernard Okoe-Boye, the Deputy Minister of Health, Monday announced that passengers arriving into the country through the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) will pay $150 for the COVID-19 test. The Deputy Minister said the amount was cost-effective considering what passengers paid in other countries. Dr Okoe-Boye, addressing the media in …

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International flights to Ghana resume September 1, 2020

Ghana will on Tuesday September 1, 2020, open its air borders to international travel, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo announced Sunday. Thus, the Kotoka International Airport (KIA), which was closed to international passenger arrivals since March 21, 2020, when the country recorded its first two COVID-19 cases, resumes operations Tuesday. …

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Minister impressed with progress of work to reopen airport in September

Mr Joseph Kofi Adda, the Minister of Aviation, has expressed satisfaction with the progress of work towards the reopening of the Kotoka International Airport and expressed optimism about being ready by September one. All the necessary preventive and safety safety protocols, he said, would be put in place to prevent …

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Many pubs disobeying COVID-19 protocols in Central Region – GTA

The Central Regional Office of the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) has expressed concern about the blatant disregard for COVID-19 protocols at public places especially pubs. It described the social distancing arrangements, ‘no nose mask, no entry’ signs, washing of hands, use of sanitizers, staff and security checks as woefully inadequate …

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Safety challenges in Wa Airport to be addressed soon – Adda

Mr Joseph Kofi Adda, the Minister of Aviation, has assured that major safety challenges at the Wa Airport would be addressed to guarantee the safety of flights. These safety challenges include the interference of Radio and Telecommunication masts with airline communication systems and navigation service devices. The others are the …

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