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Ghana to host 2017 World Tourism Forum              

Catherine Afeku - Tourism Minister

Ghana will host this year’s edition of the World Tourism Forum. The event is a globally acclaimed one that draws various stakeholders in the tourism industry together to identify investment opportunities in the tourism industry. Ghana’s opportunity to host is also part of moves to project the country’s tourism sector on the international scene. It is also in partnership with ...

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Tourism industry demands thorough consultations on taxes

Catherine Afeku - Tourism Minister

The Ghana Tourism Federation (GHATOF) is demanding further consultations in determining taxes and levies for the tourism industry. The industry has expressed grave concern over the multiplicity of taxes which have increased the cost of operation for hoteliers and rendered some unprofitable. Some have also cautioned of job layoffs to be able to stay relevant in business. Institutions such as ...

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Infograph: Ghana’s road infrastructure poor- Report

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A new report published by the Ghana Institution of Engineers(GhIE) has scored Ghana’s road infrastructure as poor, lacking the capacity to meet international standards. The report titled “Ghana Infrastructure Report Card 2016” scored the country’s road network, electric power and water infrastructure  with a grade of D3, representing poor. – By: Lawrence Segbefia/citibusinessnews.com/Ghana  

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Cellulant fosters Ghana-Kenya trade

Founder of Kenya Trade Expo Ghana Leah Nduati Lee, Cellulant Chairman Dr. Kiruthi and Executives with Hon. Ibrahim Mohammed Awal and Ghanaian Delegation

Organisers of the Kenya Trade Expo Ghana 2017 have signed an agreement with Cellulant, a Pan-African FinTech Company. The agreement is part of an effort to encourage continued trade between the two countries and expand digital payment services to various sectors, particularly in Agriculture. The deal was concluded during a ministerial visit by Minister for Business Development, Alhaji Mohammed Ibrahim ...

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GTA initiates moves to reduce ‘numerous’ hospitality fees

CEO of the Ghana Tourism Authority(GTA) Mr. Akwesi Agyemang

The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) has bemoaned the numerous charges associated with operating tourist sites in the country. GTA argues that the high electricity tariff billed hoteliers in the country, coupled with high taxes among others is crippling the tourism industry. According to the Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Tourism Authority, Akwesi Agyemang, the development, if unchecked, will continue ...

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Ghana woos Nigerian airlines into its domestic market

The Ministry of Aviation has indicated its readiness to allow competition into Ghana’s domestic air travel space in the short to medium term. The Ministry believes the move should contribute to Ghana’s competitiveness and make the country an attractive aviation hub within the sub-region. According to the Deputy Minister of Aviation, Kwabena Okyere Darko, attempts by the NPP administration to ...

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Revelers demand tough security at tourist sites

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Players in the tourism industry have asked for government to intensify security measures at various hotels and tourist sites in the country. The call comes on the back of accidents and injuries at some tourist cites in Ghana and across the sub-region. In addition, the industry watchers have warned of possible terrorist attacks and crime rates in Ghana should it fail ...

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GTA to boost tourism industry with a charter

CEO of the Ghana Tourism Authority(GTA) Mr. Akwesi Agyemang

The Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) Mr. Akwesi Agyemang has announced that the authority will roll out some activities in the coming months to improve patronage of the tourism and hospitality industry. Reacting to a question during a panel discussion at the AKWAABA Forum as part of the Citi Business Festival, Mr. Agyemang was hopeful the ...

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Ease of doing business key for entrepreneurial growth (Audio)

MR YOFI GRANT

Ghana’s business environment is considered as less competitive compared to some economies within the sub-region. While efforts have been made to reduce the cost and duration of registering a business in the country, it appears more needs to be done at a time that the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre is targeting 5 billion dollars in investments for 2017. This also ...

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