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Emirates announces $1.1b profit in 2018

The Emirates Group has announced a profit of AED 4.1 billion, equivalent to $1.1 billion for the financial year ended March 31, 2018. In an email copied to ghanabusinessnews.com, Emirates said this is its 30th consecutive year of profit and steady business expansion. According to the airline Group, the profit …

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Minister urges Africa World Airlines to apologise to disabled woman

Madam Otiko Afiah Djaba, Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, has urged Africa World Airlines (AWA) to apologise to a disabled woman it prevented from boarding an Accra-Kumasi bound flight due to her disability. A physically challenged fellow of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Rita Kriba, was on …

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Effutu celebrates Aboakyer with a catch by Dentsifo Asafo No 2 Group

Mr Kofi Dzamesi, Minister of Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs, has applauded the chiefs and people of Effutu for a peaceful and unique annual Aboakyer festival celebration. He said this year’s celebration superseded that of last year and emphasised the need for them to sustain and improve it to attract investors …

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Ministry of Tourism to launch Ghana Carnival and Homofest

The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (MOTAC) in collaboration with the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), and other Stakeholders, would on Friday April 20 launch the 4th Edition of Ghana Carnival and Homofest 2018, in Accra. In a release issued to the Ghana News Agency, it said Homowo is a …

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Tourism Ministry to digitise collection of fees at tourist sites

The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (MoTAC) has hinted of its readiness to digitise the collection and administration of fees at tourist sites and national monuments to effectively rake in the needed revenues. Mrs Catherine Afeku, the sector Minister, said that had become necessary to reduce the systemic corruption …

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Kempinski Hotel adjudged five-star hotel of the year 2017

Kempinski Hotel has been adjudged the Five-Star Hotel of the Year 2017 at the 13th Edition of the National Tourism Awards. The Four-Star Award went to Tang Palace Hotel, while Acqua Safari Resort received the Three-Star Hotel of the Year. Zaina Lodge was adjudged the Two-Star Hotel of the Year …

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Minister inaugurates Kotoka International Airport biometric e-Gates

Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, the Minister of Communications, has inaugurated seven biometric e-Gates at the International Arrival Hall of the Kotoka International Airport (KIA). Two other e-Gates are being installed at the Departure Hall, while in the near future others would be installed at the new Terminal Three after Airport construction …

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ECOWAS urged to promote tourist destinations in region

Mr Akwesi Agyemang, Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Tourism Authority, has underscored the importance of countries in West African to collaborate as one regional block to market their tourism destinations. He said: “looking at global trends, it is imperative that we as West Africans find a way to deepen …

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Effutu launches 2018 Aboakyer festival

The Chiefs and People of Effutu Traditional Council have launched their 2018 Aboakyer festival to Mobilize funds to construct a new palace for the paramountcy. The festival with the theme: “Sourcing funding for a key project and initiating a revival of our ancient Asafo cultural practices,” will commence on Friday …

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Airstrip to be constructed in Yendi – Aviation Ministry

An airstrip is to be constructed in Yendi, Deputy Aviation Minister Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah, has announced. He added that a four-acre stretch of land for the project had already been secured. He indicated that it would come in handy during emergency situations. The Deputy Minister at the weekend led officials …

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