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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)


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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No gov’t interference in new national airline – Aviation Minister

Aviation Minister - Cecilia Dapaah

Aviation Minister, Cecilia Abena Dapaah has disclosed that there will be no government interference in the operations of Ghana’s new national airline. According to her, the decision is to promote efficiency and avert another collapse of the proposed new national carrier. The Minister made the remarks when she joined a panel to discuss ways on fixing Africa’s Air Transport challenges ...

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GIPC to become one-stop-shop for investors

CEO of GIPC, Yofi Grant

The Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Investment Promotion Center (GIPC), Mr. Yofi Grant, has disclosed that his vision is to promote the GIPC as a strategic partner in Ghana’s development drive. Towards this effort, the agency will be rebranded as a one-stop-shop for investors. He said his outfit is geared to promote the country’s competitive advantages as a world-class ...

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Wider coverage of visa on arrival to boost tourism – Hoteliers

From L-R Country Manager, Jumia Travel; Omolara Adagunodo, Gilbert Abeiku Aggrey (Hotelier) and Sales and Marketing Manager at Accra City Hotel, Yaw Mamphey

Some hoteliers have impressed on West African authorities to work to extend the visa on arrival policy to foreign tourists in a bid to boost the sector’s growth. They argue that the move should also ease the barriers restraining some tourists into the continent. The comment comes on the back of the launch of the Hospitality Africa Report which cites ...

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Kwahu para-gliders to be insured during Easter

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The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) has introduced an Insurance Cover for participants of this year’s paragliding event which will take place at Kwahu during the Easter festivities. The move follows the Kintampo waterfalls disaster which led to the death of about 19 students. The insurance policy will provide public liability insurance for organizers of the Kwahu paragliding festival, personal accident ...

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Tourism Ministry proposes new law to protect tourists

Catherine Afeku - Tourism Minister

The Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Catherine Ablema Afeku has promised to enforce a Legislative Instrument (LI) to regulate and ensure safety measures at tourist sites to avert disasters. According to her, the tourist sites will mostly be managed by the private sector when the LI is put in place. Her comments follows a ghastly accident at the Kintampo Water ...

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