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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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Ghana seeks UNESCO help to develop heritage sites

President John Dramani Mahama on Monday called for a closer collaboration between Ghana and the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to harness the tourism potentials of the country. He said sites such as; the Osu, Cape Coast and Elmina Castles, the Larabagna mosque and the Salaga Slaves …

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Royal Jordanian targets Muslims on new route to Accra, Lagos

Targeting Muslim passengers, Jordan’s national carrier, Royal Jordanian today July 3, 2013 opened a new route from its capital Amman to Accra and Lagos in West Africa. The new additions will raise the number of the airline’s destinations to 61 spanned over four continents. Royal Jordanian in a statement said …

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Ethiopian airlines connects West Africa and Brazil with Boeing Dreamliner

Ethiopian airlines has started a three-times per week flight operations connecting West Africa and Brazil with its Boeing 787 Dreamliner. According to Ethiopian airlines, it is using Togo’s capital Lomé to fly passengers to Brazilian cities Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro which will bring the number of its international …

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Developing tourism will increase Ghana’s GDP – Minister

Mr Alfred Ekow Gyan, Deputy Western Regional Minister, on Tuesday said there was the need to further develop tourism to enable the industry to  increase its contribution to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). He stated this in an address at the Western Regional Media launch of the 2013 National Tourism …

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Tourism Ministry holds Ghana’s maiden carnival

The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts in its bid to boost tourism in Ghana at the weekend organised Ghana’s maiden edition of street carnival in Accra. The carnival, which was interlaced with cultural displays and food bazaar from all the ten regions of Ghana, was under the theme: …

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2013 Oguaa Fetu Afahye launched

The Central Regional Minister, Mr. Samuel Sarpong has advised the youth in the region to seize available opportunities to upgrade their knowledge and skills to meet the required standards for job placement. He said Government was putting in place the necessary structures to create the congenial socio-economic environment for individuals …

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Ghana must take cue from China, Japan in packaging its culture – Minister

The Western Regional Minister, Mr. Ebenezer Kwadwo Teye Addo, has underscored the need for traditional authorities to package festivals and other cultural practices to suit the development agenda of the country. He said countries such as Japan, China, Singapore, Malaysia and other Asian countries developed their respective economies through packaging …

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Accra launches 2013 Kente festival

A national identity and national pride awakening programme dubbed the Kentefest’13 was on Friday launched in Accra. The festival, which is slated for Mid-September this year, was initiated by Queen Asabia Cropper and her bother the “Kenteman”, both renowned Ghanaian musicians currently based in the USA. It is envisaged that …

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