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Africans urged to unite for development

Mrs. Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare, the Minister for Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, has urged Africans home and abroad to make Emancipation Day a period to critically examine their lives and resolve to remove any socio-cultural, economic or political shackles that are holding the continent down. She said it was time Africans …

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Ghana launches 2013 Tourism Awards

This year’s National Tourism Awards has been launched in Koforidua, in the Eastern Region (E/R), on the theme: “Gaining a Competitive Edge Through Innovation and Service Excellence.” It is aimed at rewarding excellence and professionalism exhibited by industries in the tourism sector, and to publicly encourage stakeholders, who had worked …

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2013 PANAFEST is special – Tourism Minister

Mrs Elizabeth Ofosu-Agyare, Minister of Tourism, noted on Friday that the PANAFEST/Emancipation Day celebration has caught the attention of the African Union (AU), hence the placement of the event on the AU Calendar. She said a high level meeting would be held to discuss the theme for this year’s celebration …

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Ghana seeks to re-position creative industry

A three-day international conference on design, development and research, has opened at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). It is being held under the joint auspices of the KNUST Faculty of Art, University of Georgia, United States (US) and Cape Peninsula University of Technology in South Africa. …

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Ghana marks Emancipation Day

Mrs Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, has said Africans have a responsibility to address the endemic challenges prevalent on the continent. She said the challenges, including illiteracy, poverty, diseases, outmoded cultural practices, drugs and human trafficking, child exploitation and abuse, need to be addressed. Mrs Ofosu-Adjare …

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Tourism Ministry initiates dance classes for city workers

Mrs Elizabeth Ofosu Adjare, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, has called on workers to develop healthy lifestyles by joining the dance classes initiated at the National Theatre. She said this during the launch of a programme dubbed “Dance the Stress Away”, created by her Ministry for workers in …

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Ghana plans to woo more airlines into country

Air Commodore Kwame Mamphey (Rtd), Director-General of  Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has revealed that Ghana is poised to sign more bilateral agreements at the 6th ICAO Air Services Negotiation Conference (ICAN 2013). He said Ghana is expecting to renew and sign new bilateral and multilateral agreements with other countries …

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PANAFEST to help dismantle colonialism – Minister

Mrs Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare, Minister  of  Tourism, Culture and the Creative Arts, has noted that  PANAFEST  and Emancipation Day commemoration, has set the tone for Africans to dismantle all forms of colonialism and neo-colonialism. She said Africans both on the continent and beyond have to work harder to dismantle all forms …

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Two-star hotel closed down in Ghana for not paying taxes

The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has closed down Chesville Hotel Limited, a two-star-hotel at Fiapre near Sunyani for non payment of tax amounting to GH¢50,775 since last year. Mr Peter Danso Kyeremateng, Head of Small Tax Payer Office of GRA in Sunyani, who made this known to Ghana News Agency …

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Kumasi Zoo upgrades facilities to attract more tourists

A ceremony to mark the official commencement of work on a GH¢190,000.00 restaurant with car park and a landscape, at the Kumasi Zoological Gardens has been performed. The project is a joint venture by the Wildlife Division of the Forestry Commission and Bentronic Productions, an agro-chemical company. It is expected …

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