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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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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


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

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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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CPC extends payment for 20 million dollar debt


The Cocoa Processing Company (CPC) has disclosed to Citi Business News it has re-engaged its lenders to extend the payment dates for debts owed, by at least three more years. The CPC maintains that the decision is necessary to stay relevant in the cocoa sector and give investors value for money. The cocoa processor is indebted to a group of ...

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Beverage companies to engage FDA on advertisement ban


Some alcoholic producing companies in the country have told Citi Business News they will meet the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) to discuss a recent ban on advertising alcoholic products before 8 pm. The FDA on the January 1, 2018, placed a ban on both advertisements and Live Presenter Mention (LPM) of alcoholic beverages in the media before 8pm. The directive, ...

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Tourism Ministry to develop skills, others with $50m grant

Catherine Afeku - Tourism Minister

The Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Catherine Ablema Afeku has outlined some key areas her ministry will be investing in, with the 50 million dollar grant by the World Bank. According to her, the grant will among others, be used to develop a skilled workforce in the hospitality sector as well as deepen linkages among various operators in the ...

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