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2017 Kumdum Festival launched

Mrs Eugene Gifty Kusi, the Deputy Western Regional Minister, says Ghana has rich and interesting traditions that could be adopted to help chart the path for development into a middle income country. She said culture teaches values like morality which are crucial to leadership and effective governance. The Deputy Minister …

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Bartenders Association wants hotels to serve local drinks

Mr Daniel Ronald Tetteh, President of the Bartenders Association of Ghana (BTAGH) has called on hotel managers to ensure that clients are served locally-made alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. He said he had observed that many hotels served foreign drinks, sidelining locally made drinks and said that was not good for …

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Tourism Ministry launches campaign to promote Ghana’s culture

The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts has launched the ‘See Ghana, Eat Ghana, Wear Ghana, and Feel Ghana’ campaign with a call on Ghanaians to up their game in the development and promotion of Ghana’s culture.  Madam Cathrine Afeku, the sector Minister, said with the growing global competition …

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Ethiopia’s online visa application – only one African country is eligible!

Ethiopia on June 12, 2017 announced an online visa application process to ease visa processes to travellers to that country, but only one African country out of the 54, is eligible to use the platform with two others exempt, because these two countries have visa exempt agreements with Ethiopia. Out …

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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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