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Catherine Afeku spells out plans for tourism industry

Catherine Ablema Afeku

Nominee for the Minister of Tourism, creative arts and culture Catherine Ablema Afeku says her ministry will work on reducing air tariffs to encourage more travel to and within the country. She believes the move will reduce cost and also develop the country into a tourist hub. Speaking to Journalists after the President announced her nomination, Madam Afeku said the ...

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Citi FM’s ‘Hello Kigali’ business trip slated for January 24th

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Citi FM will from 24th to 28th January, 2017 roll out its first business tour to Rwanda, dubbed ‘Hello Kigali’. The Hello Kigali tour, will expose business leaders in the private and public sectors, managers, entrepreneurs and individuals to a first-hand experience on how Rwanda with its recent genocide  history, turned around its story, to become an investment hub in ...

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Participants of ‘Hello Kigali’ tour upbeat ahead of trip

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Expectations are heightening among participants of Citi FM’s first business tour to Rwanda, dubbed “Hello Kigali”. The Hello Kigali tour is slated for January 24th to 28, of this year. The tour, barely two weeks away, will expose business leaders in the private and public sectors, managers, entrepreneurs and individuals to a first-hand experience on how Rwanda with its recent ...

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Movenpick Ambassador Hotel sold to Quantum Global

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Mauritius based investment fund, Quantum Global Africa Hotel LP, has acquired Movenpick Ambassador Hotel from Kingdom Holding Company. Quantum Global is an international group of companies active in the areas of private equity investments, investment management as well as macroeconomic research and econometric modelling. Quantum Global’s private equity arm manages a family of funds targeting direct investments in Africa in ...

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Hoteliers apprehensive about power challenges in 2017

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The Ghana Hotels Association has expressed fear of a recurrence of unstable power supply within the first quarter of the year 2017. The challenge that confronted the country’s power sector between 2012 and 2016 affected most sectors of the economy. Like other sectors, some hotels were compelled to shut down over operational challenges. The hotel subsector also recorded a negative ...

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Hoteliers want 17.5% VAT slashed

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Members of the Ghana Hotels Association have cautioned the new government to live by its promise and reduce the current 17.5 % VAT rate to the 3% Flat Rate within the first quarter of the year. They believe the move will enable the hotel industry progress and expand. The Greater Accra Regional Chairman for the Ghana Hotels Association, Dr. Edward ...

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Hello Kigali to expose businesses to Rwanda’s technological success

Country Manager for RwandAir in Ghana, Shukrani Edy Hemedy

The country Manager for RwandAir in Ghana, Shukrani Edy Hemedy has assured participants of Citi Fm’s Hello Kigali tour to brace themselves to among other things experience the major technological developments achieved in Rwanda. According to him, technology is one key area that has helped in instigating the success story of Rwanda. “We have indeed expanded our technology offers; from ...

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Government must give us tax reliefs – Allure Spa CEO 

Chief Executive Officer of Allure Spa in the City, Dzigbordi Dosoo

Business operators in the wellness, health and beauty industry are advocating for parliament to classify the industry under a ministry to allow them get tax reliefs. Players in the industry bemoan the huge taxes they pay at the ports when clearing their goods and want government to place the sector under a ministry. Although they assert a Legislative Instrument (LI) ...

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First phase of Accra Eco-park commences in 2018 – Lands Minister

Lands and Natural Resources Minister - Nii Osah Mills

Ghana has advanced plans to establish the first Eco-park in West Africa to attract tourists into the country. The first phase of the project, situated within the Achimota Forest zone in the Greater Accra region, is expected to commence in 2018 following the new law on wildlife conservation in 2012. According to the Lands and Natural Resources Minister, Nii Osah ...

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Lake Bosomtwe is World Biosphere Reserve, Mole Park to follow

Ghana’s permanent Delegate to UNESCO, H.E Johanna Odonkor Svanikier

Ghana is hoping to pass the evaluation test to list the Mole National Park as a World Heritage Site. According to stakeholders, the complete listing of the facility will project Ghana   ’s tourism prospects and attract huge investments into the tourism sector. The country’s permanent Delegate to UNESCO, H.E Johanna Odonkor Svanikier who disclosed this also announced that the ...

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