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LI to regulate tourism sites will ensure safety – GTA

A Legislative Instrument (LI) for the regulation of tourism sites to ensure they operate in accordance with international standards is before Parliament for consideration. The LI, termed the Regulations of Tourist Attractions and Site, is aimed at bringing all tourist and attraction sites under the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) for …

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Aviation Ministry to open Wa Regional Airport on Oct 15

As part of Government’s commitment to promote seamless air travel and connectivity within the country, the Ministry of Aviation will open the Wa Regional Airport for commercial flights on October 15, 2019. A statement issued in Accra by Mr Joseph Kofi Adda, the Minister of Aviation, said the Africa World …

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Obrimpong Sintim Poku calls for protection of the ‘Big Tree’

Obrimpong Sintim Poku, Mansohene and the Benkumhene of Akyem Kotoku Traditional Area has called for collective efforts to protect the ‘Big Tree’, which is said to be the biggest tree in West Africa. He said the operations of illegal chainsaw operators in the Asinapam and the Asubon Forest Reserves poses …

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GMMB office in Ashanti needs urgent attention

The facility housing the Ashanti Regional Office of the Ghana Museums and Monuments Board (GMMB) is deteriorating at a fast rate, a situation that calls for urgent attention. The termite-infested wooden structure, put up in the late 1980s at the Kumasi Centre for National Culture (CNC), is one of the …

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Ghana Tourism Authority declares September, month of Tourism

The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, has declared September a Month of Tourism geared towards promoting domestic tourism and whipping up public interest. This coincides with the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) celebration of the World Tourism Day …

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Ghana Hotels Association calls for synchronisation of regulatory bodies

Dr Edward Ackah-Nyamike Junior, President of the Ghana Hotels Association has called for the synchronisation of various regulatory bodies handling Hotels and the Tourism industry in Ghana especially in payment of taxes and royalties. “Each agency works almost absolutely independent of the other, even though they all deal with the …

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Three airlines partner for seamless travel from Ghana

Africa World Airlines (AWA), ASKY Airlines and Ethiopian Airlines are collaborating to provide passengers with seamless and stress free air travel within the West Africa sub-region and other international routes they serve. The interline agreement between the three airlines is the first of its kind in the West Africa sub-region …

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Kumasi to host Ghana’s celebration of World Tourism Day

The Ghana Tourism Authority is igniting the enthusiasm for massive participation in the 2019 World Tourism Day celebration, slated for September 27 in Kumasi, Ghana’s second largest city. Mr. Akwasi Agyemang, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), said this year’s commemoration will be unique, as it coincided with the nation’s declaration …

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Nyakrom Omanhene bans indecent dressing at Akwanbo festival

Okofo Katakyi Nyakoh Eku X, Omanhene of Nyakrom Traditional Area, has cautioned that the Traditional Council would not countenance indecent dressing during this year’s 2019 Akwanbo Festival. The move, by the Council is to instill discipline among the youth in the Agona West Municipality and to protect the dignity and …

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Minister lauds Methodist Church Ghana for introducing METHOFEST

The Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Mrs Barbara Oteng-Gyasi, has praised the Methodist Church Ghana for introducing Methodist Festival popularly known as METHOFEST. The festival, which is held annually, usually take stock of the tangible and intangible rich religious socio-cultural heritage materials, which the church had realized throughout its …

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