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Domestic airlines to commence flight operations today

The Ministry of Aviation has announced the recommencement of domestic flight operations on Friday May 1, 2020, from the Kotoka International Airport to other cities of the country. A statement signed by Mr Joseph Kofi Adda, the Minister of Aviation and copied to the Ghana News Agency in Accra, said …

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Ghana Airports to resume domestic airline operations

The Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) will resume domestic flight operations at the weekend to ease the restriction of movement of people in the country, Mr Joseph Kofi Adda, the Minister of Aviation, has said. “We are the only African country that closed its Airport and are about to begin …

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Ghana Hotels Association calls for reduction in taxes

The Ghana Hotels Association has called on government to temporarily suspend taxes on the hospitality industry to enable them to survive in the current lockdown state on account of the coronavirus pandemic. They have therefore suggested three percent reduction in Valued Added Tax (VAT) 80 percent reduction in Corporate Tax, …

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Ghana tourism industry to lose over $170m due to COVID-19

Ghana Tourism Authority statistics reveal that the tourism sector will witness a down size in the next five months resulting in revenue loss of $170 million in the formal and informal space due to the COVID-19. The pandemic would have a serious negative impact on revenue generation to the industry …

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Hotels in Western Region call for tax rebate amid COVID-19 outbreak

Hotel operators in the Western Region have called on the government to consider giving them tax rebate as the spread of the coronavirus pandemic was having a toll on their operations. Some Hotels have started laying off casual workers in a bid to sustain their operations due to a huge …

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Ghana repatriates two Italians to combat COVID-19

Two Italians who entered Ghana on board Air France flight last night, have been repatriated in compliance with the travel advisory directive issued by the Government to combat the spread of COVID-19. Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, the Information Minister, announced at a day’s trainer-of-trainers workshop for Regional Information Officers of …

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National Tourism Awards, Kwahu Paragliding called off

The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) has called off the 2020 Kwahu Paragliding Festival, scheduled for April 10 to April 13 following the directives of the President banning all public gatherings. In a release issued to the Ghana News Agency on Tuesday in Accra, the GTA, urged all those who had …

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Ghana Tourism Authority directs hospitality industries to start screening guests for COVID-19

Mr Akwesi Agyemang, the Chief Executive Officer, Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA), has directed all tourism and hospitality industries to immediately start screening all guests before giving them access to their facilities. He said this was one of several measures by the GTA to ensure the industry was well protected against …

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Aviation Minister cautions professionals against withdrawal of flight safety services

The Minister of Aviation has cautioned the Union and Professional Associations of the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) against their intention to withdraw some services critical to aviation safety, beginning Monday, March 17, 2020. He said the step, if taken would disrupt flight operations and impact flight safety. According to …

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GCAA staff threaten to withdraw services

The Union and Professional Associations within the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) have threatened to withdraw some services which are critical to aviation safety from Monday, March 17, 2020. “The Union and Professional Associations within the GCAA wish to notify airlines and passengers travelling by air and the public of …

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