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Ethiopia starts online visa application

The government of Ethiopia has announced the commencement of online visa application and issuance to prospective travellers to the country. In a press release issued Tuesday June 13, 2017 and copied to ghanabusinessnews.com, the Ethiopian Immigration and Nationality Affairs main Department says it has in collaboration with the country’s airline, …

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How safe are tourist sites in Ghana?

I was happy to meet again Mr Kobby Asmah, the political editor of the Daily Graphic, last Friday, May 26 at the palace of the National Chief Imam at Fadama, in Accra. The last time we met was at Akosombo, almost nine years ago, and he gave me a lift …

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Government to construct airstrip in Central Region

A proposed three thousand acre land earmarked for the construction of an ultra-modern airstrip at Ataabadze in the Komenda – Edina Eguafo-Abrem (KEEA) Municipality had been encroached upon by private developers.. Consequently, the Minister of Aviation, Mrs Cecilia Abena Dapaah has directed the KEEA Municipal Assembly to immediately demolish all …

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Tourism Ministry urges Assemblies to prioritize beach development

The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture has advised Metropolitan Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) to make coastline development their topmost priority. Mr Gabriel Tandoh, Deputy Director of Policy Planning, Budgeting, Monitoring and Evaluation at the Ministry said this at the end of a five-day stakeholder’s workshop on “integrated coastal …

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Nungua performs customary rite for 2017 Homowo festival

The chiefs and people of Nungua in the Greater Accra Region, have performed their Kplejo customary rite to usher in their 2017 annual Homowo festival on July 2. This was done after the youth of the town had brought in what they called “holy corn” from Oyibi their ancestral town, near …

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Ethiopian Airlines offers to assist Ghana get national carrier

The Ethiopian Airlines (ET) has expressed interest in assisting Ghana set up a National Carrier. Mr Tewolde Gabrielmariam, the Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, made this known when he called on the Minister of Aviation, Mrs Cecilia Abena Dapaah at her office in Accra. He outlined the desire of the …

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Why my first trip to Asia wasn’t Hong Kong, but India

Sometime in 2009, I was attending a symposium on the impact of new media in development in Africa at the African University College of Communication and one of the resource persons said something that has stuck with me. He said the world is like a book and you would only …

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Aviation Minister suspends payment to Wa Airport contractor

Mrs Cecilia Abena Dapaah, Minister of Aviation, has questioned the integrity of work being done on the Wa Airport and asked that payment of cheques be suspended. Shoddy work has been detected at the apron (parking space for aircrafts) and some facilities at the main office block warranting the suspension …

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Star Alliance is 20 years

Star Alliance reached 20 years this week, and the group celebrated the strides in Frankfurt, Germany, where it all began, a press release copied to ghanabusinessnews.com says. The Alliance of 28 airlines across the world was formed to provide seamless air travel around the world. The founding members 20 years …

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