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Cecelia Dapaah nominated for new Aviation Ministry

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Former Member of Parliament for Bantama, Cecilia Dapaah has been nominated for the newly created Aviation ministry. Her mandate involves working to develop Ghana’s aviation industry to make it very competitive within the sub-region. This also ties in with the government’s target to make Ghana a hub for West Africa to attract large volumes of traffic within and beyond the ...

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Creation of Railways Ministry will defeat trucks cartel- Railway workers

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The Ghana Railway Workers Union has expressed its readiness to work with the Nana Akufo-Addo administration to implement the vision of the government for the Railway industry. President Akufo-Addo yesterday announced plans to create a new ministry solely responsible for railway development and named Mr. Joe Ghartey as the Minister nominated to oversee the activities of the industry, subject to ...

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Joe Ghartey heads to newly created railways dev’t ministry

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Former Minister of Justice, Joe Ghartey has been named as the Minister nominee for the newly created Railways & Development ministry. The nomination was announced by Speaker of Parliament, Hon. Professor Aaron Mike Ocquaye in Parliament on Wednesday. Joe Ghartey is the Member of Parliament for Essikado-Ketan constituency in the Western region. He served as Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament ...

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Ethiopian Airlines starts 3-times flight to Chengdu, China

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  Africa’s largest airline group, Ethiopian Airlines, is delighted to announce that it has concluded preparations to start new flight to Chengdu, China three times weekly as of June 3, 2017. Chengdu is the capital of China’s Sichuan province and is the 7th-largest city in China. Chengdu is the country’s western center of logistics, commerce, science and technology, as well ...

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Domestic airlines record huge losses due to Harmattan

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Domestic Airlines are counting their losses following the harsh harmattan weather which led to them cancelling majority of their flights at the latter part of 2016. According to them, the unfavourable weather condition has impacted negatively on their operations. “We have had to cancel some flights and have lost money as a result. If people book to travel and we ...

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Ivorian cocoa piles up at ports as shippers halt purchases

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Cocoa is piling up at ports and warehouses in Ivory Coast, the world’s biggest producer, after a plunge in futures prices prompted some exporters to suspend purchases. Trucks carrying cocoa are queuing to deliver beans at inland buying stations and the largest ports in Abidjan and San Pedro, according to four shippers familiar with the matter. Some smaller exporters stopped ...

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Services sector still major contributor in Ghana’s economy

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Provisional figures released by the Ghana Statistical Service shows that the Services sector is still the major contributor in Ghana’s economy. The  sector recorded the highest growth of 4.7 per cent boosted by transport and storage, information and communication, public administration, defence and social security. It was followed by the the industry sector which grew by 3.9 per cent led ...

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Domestic air travel volume unchanged during Xmas

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Despite the increased travels that usually characterise festive seasons, domestic airlines are yet to witness any of such increases. The airlines say the volume of patronage of air transport has not changed significantly during the Christmas season. According to them, the numbers have been almost the same as expected for their fleets. “Patronage has not changed; it has been as ...

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Ghana suspends plans to get a new national airline

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Ghana has suspended plans to get a partner for the new national airline. This is because the work of the approval committee in the Public Private Partnership process has stalled following the election of a new government. The halt in operations of the committee will continue until the incoming NPP administration concludes appointments to key ministries, departments and agencies and ...

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GoldStar Air gets license, prepares to fly in 2017 second quarter

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GoldStar Air is likely to commence operations by April 2017, barring any last minute hitch. This comes on the back of the granting of an air carrier license by the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority, GCAA. The Air Carrier License is among others an indication of the economic and financial strength and capability to operate as an airline. According to the ...

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