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Winneba youth appeal to government to ensure peace during Aboakyer

Leadership of the youth at Kwendrum, a densely populated community in Winneba have appealed to the Government to ensure peace and tranquility prevailed during this year’s celebration of Aboakyer Festival next month. They contended that government should endeavour to allow Neenyi Ghartey VII, Omanhene of Effutu Traditional Area to play …

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Kente Village Project to be established at Kensere

A Kente Village Project is being established at Kensere in the Asante-Bekwai Municipality as part of an initiative to create wealth and jobs, particularly for the youth in the area. It is the brainchild of the Member of Parliament, Mr Joe Osei-Wusu. A “Kente Festival” would be held at Akyeremade, …

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Asantehene celebrates Akwasidae

The Manhyia Palace on  Sunday went gay as the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, celebrated the Akwasidae, a secret day on the Asante calendar, with a colourful durbar in Kumasi. The Asantehene clad in a beautiful kente cloth and also adorned in gold ornaments, arrived at the forecourt of the …

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5-Star Ambassador Hotel to be ready by May this year – Management

Management of the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra has announced that the facility would be ready for use by May 15, this year to help contribute its quota to the hospitality industry in the country. Mr Stuart Chase, General Manager of the hotel, made the announcement on Wednesday when Ms …

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Arik Air gets IATA certification

Arik Air says it has passed the International Air Transport Associaition Operational Safety (IOSA) certification. In a press release copied to ghanabusinessnews.com Tuesday March 29, 20111, the largest commercial airline in West Africa indicated that the international evaluation system is a requirement and precursor to full IATA membership; membership of …

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UNWTO pledges support for Ghana’s tourism sector

The United Nation’s World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Secretary General, Taleb Rifai has pledged technical and financial support for tourism development in Ghana. The support will focus on gender empowerment in tourism and technical support for the management of tourism receptive facilities. A statement issued in Accra from the tourism Ministry …

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Ghana’s tourism sector targets Asian market

Ghana will soon tap into the vast Asian tourist market as part of a new promotion policy direction, Ms Akua Sena Dansua, Minister of Tourism, has said. She said Ghana already attracts tourists from the Americas and the United Kingdom but there are un-tapped potential markets in Asia, Malaysia and …

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Expensive hotel charges retarding local tourism – Parliament

Parliament on Wednesday observed that high charges by operators of hotel and hospitality industry in Ghana were hindering local tourism. Members of Parliament (MPs) were contributing to the second reading of the Tourism Bill 2010 that sought to establish the National Tourism Authority to regulate the tourism industry in the …

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Second Savannah Smock Exhibition scheduled for March 11

The Ministry of Chieftaincy and Culture would organise the Second Savannah Smock Exhibition and Fashion from March 11-15. It is on the theme: “Promoting the Smock for Economic Empowerment” to promote the smock popularly called Fugu in local parlance. Smock, the indigenous attire peculiar to the Upper East, Upper West …

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