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Ho poised to become garden city

The Volta Regional office of the Department of Parks and Gardens is upgrading its seedlings and developing new plants towards the beautification of the Ho Municipality. Ms Janet Oboni, Regional Director, who made this known in an interview with the GNA on Monday, said  the beautification would focus on roundabouts …

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Tourism Minister inspects burnt Dodi Princess

Ms Akua Sena Dansua, Minister of Tourism, has expressed government’s commitment to facilitate projects and programmes to boost the tourism industry. She said the ministry would collaborate with foreign investors to invest massively in the tourism industry which lacks support from corporate Ghana. Ms Akua Sena Dansua made this known …

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MTN Mobile Money can be used to purchase airline tickets on Starbow

Mobile provider, MTN Ghana says it has expanded its Mobile Money service, making it possible for passengers of domestic airline, Starbow to purchase air tickets with the service. MTN announced the service expansion during a meeting with journalists in Ho, in the Volta region, a press release issued by the …

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African Airlines Association approves Starbow Ghana’s membership

Starbow Airlines Ghana has joined the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) as a member. The airline’s membership was approved by the Association at its ordinary 157th Executive Committee meeting held in Nairobi, Kenya late April 2012. Three airlines and four air transport related service providers were approved as members and partners …

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Fire guts “Dodi Princess”

Dodi Princess, a Vessel on the Volta Lake at Akosombo, was on Friday gutted by fire There were however, no casualties. The Principal Security Officer, Major Nii Narh Nyankoh, briefing Mr Victor Smith, the Eastern Regional Minister, explained that the security officer on duty at that time saw smoke from …

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UN to fight against human trafficking through tourism

Heads of two United Nations bodies have taken a firm stand against human trafficking, especially child trafficking, in the tourism sector by pledging to stamp out this hidden scourge through joint efforts. Mr Yury Fedotov, Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and Taleb Rifai, …

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Tourism can stimulate trade, development – UNCTAD XIII

Participants at the just-ended United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD XIII) have underscored the role of tourism as a vital service sector, contributing to GDP and employment in developed and developing countries. Held in Doha, Qatar and themed “Development-Centered Globalization: Towards Inclusive and Sustainable Growth and Development” the …

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Sand winning at beaches destroying hotels, others in Central Region – GHA

Sand winning at beaches in the Central Region is not only destroying the beaches but also hotels, restaurants and other properties along the coast, the Chairman of the Central Region Branch of the Ghana Hoteliers’ Association, Mr. Ben Aidoo, has said. He said this had become a matter of great …

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Passenger gets refund after Ghana International Airlines collapse – Report

After media campaigns a passenger of bankrupt Ghana International Airlines has received a refund, the Guardian newspaper has reported. According to the report by the publication, the campaign carried by Guardian Money and the BBC consumer affairs for two years eventually paid off when Beryl Lynch was repaid the money …

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Ghana launches 2012 PANAFEST and Emancipation Day celebration launched

Ms Akua Sena Dansua, Minister of Tourism, on Friday said Government would continue to use PANAFEST and Emancipation Day to promote Ghana as the gateway to Africa because of her strong attachment to brothers and sisters in the Diaspora. She said the collection of more than 60 forts and castles …

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