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5 Ghanaian meals that may be going extinct

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There are some things that only our forefathers will know. There are other things that our generation may know which generations to come will never know. How did we get here? How do we allow our traditions, culture and heritage go extinct? Only some things are deemed important to keep and remember while others are left to be forgotten. The ...

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Tourism Ministry to stop open defecation at tourist sites

Catherine Afeku - Tourism Minister

The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture has warned that it will deal severely with persons whose activities prevent people from visiting tourist sites. According to the ministry, acts such as open defecation are a major setback to the tourism industry. Addressing journalists at a press conference, the Minister for Tourism Arts and Culture, Catherine Afeku said the ministry will ...

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Citi FM named Tourism Oriented Media of the Year, 2017

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Citi FM has been adjudged the Tourism Oriented Media of the Year, 2017, Radio Category at the Ghana National Tourism Awards. Citi FM was awarded for supporting the tourism industry and creating awareness on how the industry can contribute to the socio-economic development of the country. The station, as part of efforts to promote the tourism industry has set the ...

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First portion of World Bank tourism fund to come in June

Catherine Afeku - Tourism Minister

The Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Catherine Afeku has told Citi Business News the first portion of a 50 million dollar grant by the World Bank will be released to government by June this year. The money, she says will help in improving the state of roads at tourist sites, as well as improve sanitation in those places. The ...

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GTA to prosecute hospitality establishment after April amnesty

Akwasi Agyeman - CEO, GTA

The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA), has promised to start prosecuting all unlicensed hospitality establishments who fail to register with the authority in its amnesty month of April this year. The Chief Executive Officer of the GTA, Akwasi Agyemang said that all hospitality establishments registered, will rake in more revenue for the country whilst ensuring all establishments operate under the required ...

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Ghana among top smartphone users in Africa

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A recent report on the Ghanaian Mobile Sector by Africa’s leading e-commerce company Jumia, has revealed that Ghana is one of Africa’s largest mobile markets, with about 34.57 million subscribers and a penetration rate of 119%. The report further revealed that there are 10.11million active internet users in Ghana meaning nearly ⅓ of the country’s population have access to internet. ...

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Ghana, France boost ties with local tourism

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The France Ambassador to Ghana, Francois Pujolas, has expressed his country’s readiness to assist Ghana build its tourism sector. According to him, the current government has shown commitment towards enhancing tourism in the country which warrants support from other economies. Mr. Pujolas also believes this could be done through capacity building programs for hotel operators, chefs among others. Speaking to ...

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2018 International Trade Fair scores 50% success – Organisers

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Organizers of the 22nd edition of the Ghana International Trade Fair have given this year’s edition of the fair, a fifty percent rating. The fair which began on February 28th and ended on 7th March 2018, saw about 600 exhibitors showcasing their goods and services. This is the first time the fair is being held in about 3 years after experiencing ...

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Global 5-Star Shangri La hotel to operate in Ghana—Yofi Grant

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The Ghana Investment Promotion Center(GIPC) has disclosed that more international hotel managers have expressed interest to set up 5-Star hospitality facilities in Ghana. This, the GIPC said is in response to government’s new move aimed at growing the tourism industry to make it the number one job creation avenue for Ghanaians. One such hospitality operator ready to operate in Ghana ...

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Marine Drive Project to change face of tourism—GTA

An artistic design of Marine Drive Project

The Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Tourism Authority(GTA), Akwasi Agyeman has stated that the Marine Drive Project will change the face of Ghana’s tourism industry while it creates thousands of jobs. According to him, the project is already attracting investors ahead of its implementation. The marine drive project will see government partner investors to develop an approximately 241 acres ...

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