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Environmental Protection Agency queries 137 hospitality operatives

The Brong Ahafo Regional office of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has since September,2011, issued 137 environmental compliance notices and directives to hospitality industry operatives in six municipal and district assemblies in the region. The operatives comprised hotels, guest houses and budgets in Sunyani and Nkoranza Municipalities, Sunyani West, Tano …

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Provide concessionary loans for tourism practitioners – Expert

The Chairman of the Institute of Hospitality, Ghana International branch, Mrs Bella Ahu, has advocated the provision of concessionary loans for tourism practitioners for the renovation, refurbishment and expansion of their facilities. She said, “Lack of training facilities especially continuing professional development programmes to facilitate capacity building in this fast-growing …

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Publicity critical to tourism development – Minister

The Ghana Tourism Authority has launched a magazine “Tourism Ghana” as part of activities to promote the tourism industry in the international arena. The magazine will also be used in their publicity drive as part of efforts by the Authority to showcase Ghana’s tourism potentials to the rest of the world. …

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Ministry of Chieftaincy and Culture launches 5-year strategic plan

The Ministry of Chieftaincy and Culture has launched a five-year plan to to help achieve its sectoral goals from 2011 to 2015. The strategic plan would assist the Ministry to secure the required prominence that reflects the significance of culture and chieftaincy in the scheme of governance and development programmes. …

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Travel agent busted for alleged fraud

A Travel and Tour agent, who allegedly defrauded a trader in the sum of GH¢5,000 under the pretext of securing him United States Visa, on Friday appeared before an Accra Circuit Court. The accused, Ernest Osei Boakye, pleaded not guilty to defrauding by false pretences, and was granted GH¢10,000 bail …

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Ghana’s tourism ACT now operational

The Tourism Bill in Parliament received a Presidential assent in May this year to become the Tourism Act, 2011 (ACT 817) that primarily seeks to enhance the development of the tourism sector, Mr Ben Ohene-Ayeh, Public Relations Manager, Ghana Tourism Authority, said in Accra on Thursday. The Tourism Law thus …

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ECOWAS proposes regional air transport market

Transport Ministers as well as chief executives of airlines in West Africa have made wide-ranging proposals for the improvement of the operating environment for airlines in the region, to enhance their viability and competitiveness, and maximize their contributions to regional integration. ECOWAS said the proposals are the outcomes of a …

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People of Manya Krobo celebrate Ngmayem festival

It was a gleeful day for the people of Manya Krobo Traditional Area when on Friday all citizens both at home and from the Diaspora, clad in traditional attire, matched with beads and ornaments, gathered to mark this year’s Ngmayem festival at Krobo Odumase. The festival, which commenced last Sunday, …

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