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Aburansa launches Yam festival

Nana Kwamena Annobil II, Paramount Chief of Aburansa Traditional Area in the Komenda-Edna-Eguafo-Abrem (KEEA) Constituency, has launched the Edwowdzi Afahye (yam festival) of the people of Aburansa. The festival, which also coincides with Nana Annobil’s 20th year on the stool, will be celebrated from October 21 to 27 on the …

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More than 100,000 tourists visited Cape Coast, Elmina Castles in 2012

The Cape Coast Castle recorded  109,916 foreign and local visitors  from January to December  last year,  as against  97,603 in 2011,  representing  an increase of 12, 313 visitors. The Elmina Castle  also received  about 61,731 visitors from January to July last year as compared to 81,677  from January to December …

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Transform museums into educational institutions – Prof Awoonor

Professor Kofi Nyidevu Awoonor, Ex-Chairman of the Council of State has charged the Board of Ghana Museums and Monument (GMMB) to develop the museums into educational institutions to safeguard the Ghanaian cultural heritage. He has, subsequently, asked the board to work in conjunction with the Regional Houses of Chiefs to …

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Ghana launches 2013 PANAFEST/Emancipation Day

The 2013 PANAFEST and Emancipation Day celebrations was on Wednesday launched to kick-start activities lined up for this year’s programme. The celebration, on the theme: “Re-uniting the African family; Pan Africanism and the African Renaissance, is aimed at assessing the current pattern of aligned African States and peoples, inclusive of …

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Comply with tourism levy regulations – GTA

The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) has asked operators in the hospitality industry to ensure strict compliance with the new tourism levy regulations. Mr Ekow Sampson, Ashanti Regional Manager of the Authority said this is necessary to grow the tourism sector of the economy. The tax, which came into effect last …

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Delta Air records $85m net profit in 2013 first quarter

Delta Air Lines has reported a net profit of $85 million for the first quarter of 2013, a statement released in Accra by Delta said. It said the airline’s operating revenue grew by $87 million, or 1.0 percent, during the period, compared to that of the first quarter of 2012. …

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Emirates makes $845m net profit in 2012-2013 financial year

The Emirates Group has recorded a 34 per cent rise in net profit of $845 million for the financial year 2012-2013 despite continuing high fuel prices and a weak global economic environment. In its annual report, the Group said even with external challenges, its revenue was up to $21.1 billion, …

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Ghana Tourism Authority revives mobile training modules

The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA), has in collaboration with the Hotel Catering and Tourism Training Centre (HOTCATT), revived its mobile training modules, to improve the skills of workers of the hospitality industry. The areas of study include housekeeping, personal hygiene, front office management, food and beverage. Mr Kwame Gyasi, GTA …

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Ghana launches 2013 Tourism Awards

Mrs Elizabeth Ofosu – Adjare, Minister for Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, has said the establishment of the National Tourism Awards is to promote quality service delivery and strengthen the country’s image as a tourist destination. She said the Awards, which was instituted to reward excellence and professionalism in the …

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Stakeholders in Aboakyer festival sign undertaken with REGSEC

The leaders of the two Asafo Companies and other groups involved in the celebration of the Aboakyer festival have signed an undertaken with the Central Regional Security Council (REGSEC) to ensure absolute peace in Winneba. The agreement was signed on Friday at a meeting with the Regional Minister, Mr Samuel …

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