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United States partners Ghana to improve tourism sector

The United States government has collaborated with some tourism sector stakeholders to enhance the capacity of operators in the hospitality industry in Ghana with the aim of increasing tourism outflow in the country.      Mr Daniel Fennell, the Counselor for the Public Affairs Department of the United States embassy in …

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Ga Traditional Council outlines Homowo activities

The Ga Traditional Council has outlined its activities for this year’s Homowo festival with a call on all residents in Accra to comply with it.     The programmes of activities are the ban on drumming and noise-making, which begins on May 8, and it would be lifted on June 8.   Nii …

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Travel and tourism contributed GH¢4.5b to Ghana’s GDP in 2015

Travel and tourism is said to have contributed some GH¢4.5 billion to Ghana’s economy in 2015. Mr Seth Yeboah Ocran, President of the Ghana Car Rentals Association on Friday said domestic tourism could develop through the effective collaboration of stakeholders.      He said domestic tourism alone contributed immensely to the socio-economic development …

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Local pilots to be trained for paragliding festival

The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts would establish a training centre to train local pilots for the paragliding festival to reduce the high cost of inviting foreign pilots for that purpose.     The centre would also train other nationals from the West Africa sub-region which could bring …

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President urges British Airways to upgrade service quality

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Tuesday urged the British Airways to upgrade the quality of their services on the Accra-London-Accra route, as the airline prepared to commemorate 80 years of flying into Ghana. He said that there had been complaints about the quality of the planes on the route, …

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Ghana gets new border control and visa management system at Kotoka Airport

A new Border Control and Management System has been installed at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra to control risks and make processes easier for travelers. The new system according to an e-Transform document, would systematically verify travelling documents and capture traveler information which will be strictly confidential and would …

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Sunyani Airport to be upgraded soon – Aviation Minister

Madam Cecilia Abenaa Dapaah, the Minister of Aviation, on Tuesday gave the assurance that the Sunyani Airport would soon be upgraded into a modern standard category. She was unhappy about the poor condition of the facility especially the run way and other basic infrastructure, after touring the airport, and underlined …

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We are aiming at Kumasi-Accra-London direct flights – Minister

Aviation Minister, Madam Cecilia Abena Dapaah, has inspected on-going construction works on the phase two of the Kumasi Airport Project, pledging to move quickly to bring it to international standards. She said the vision was to end the present situation where people from Ashanti and Brong-Ahafo Regions, could fly to …

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People of Effutu to celebrate Aboakyer festival

The Chiefs and People of Effutu Traditional |Area in Winneba would celebrate this year’s Annual Aboakyer festival to show case the rich culture and customary rite. The elders and kingmakers of Otuano Royal Stool House would collaborate with the two Asafo Companies, namely Tuafo  Number one and Dentsifo  Number two …

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Wa Airport ready for use

The construction of the Wa Airport Project which started in 2016 is now 100 per cent complete and ready for commissioning, Mr Madison Dramani Iddrisu, Project Assistant, Skill Link Limited, has said. Mr Iddrisu said this when Mr Sulemana Alhassan, Upper West Regional Minister, embarked on an inspection tour of …

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