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Government suspends towing levy        

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The Transport Ministry has announced the suspension of the mandatory towing levy yet to be introduced by the National Road Safety Commission (NRSC). This was disclosed by the Deputy Transport Minister, Titus Glover. According to him, the decision to halt the levy is to educate the public on how the new towing levy will work to their benefit. The development ...

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GCAA improves safety with new Air Traffic Management system

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Aviation industry players are hopeful that Ghana will be able to accommodate and manage more aircrafts and increase its revenue from the aviation sector effective next month. This follows the implementation of a new air traffic management equipment at the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA). The safety equipment which will primarily be operated by the Air Traffic Management unit of ...

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Importers kick against 0.02% AU ‘tax’

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Importers have warned they will increase the prices of goods within the coming months should government fail to halt the proposed 0.02 percent deductions on all imports outside the African Union (AU). President Nana Akufo Addo has indicated that cabinet has approved the deduction awaiting Parliamentary approval and implementation. In a speech read on his behalf at an orientation workshop ...

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Yenko Taxi Services launched in Gt. Accra

Launch of Yenko Taxi Services

Local transport unions are beginning to express interest in phone applications that will provide commuters with services upon request. Ghana’s transport system has seen improvement with online applications which has led to higher levels of competition in the country’s transport system. Speaking at the launch of Yenko Taxi Services, CEO of the company, Mr. Kusum Appiah said the company is ...

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

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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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We’ll retrieve debt owed us by govt- GOIL Board

Kwamena Bartels is Board Chairman of GOIL

The Board Chairman of GOIL, Kwamena Bartels has outlined pragmatic measures to retrieve all debt owed to the company by government. GOIL, which an indigenous oil marketing company is owed by government agencies and security services including the Ghana Police, running into millions of cedis. Speaking to Citi Business News on plans to retrieve the funds Mr. Bartels assured that ...

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Non-traditional exports decline by 2.3% in 2016 

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Ghana’s Non-Traditional Exports for 2016, dropped by 2.3%. The figure dropped from 2.5 billion dollars in 2015 to 2.4 billion dollars between 2015 and 2016. Despite the drop within the twelve months period, the Non-Traditional exports contributed about 23 percent to total exports in 2016. The 2016 contribution represented an increase compared to the previous contributions recorded in the past ...

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Govt to cut down number of workers at the ports- Dr. Bawumia

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The Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has disclosed that revenue leakages at Ghana’s sea ports have reached alarming levels that must be halted immediately by cutting down on the number of  workers. According to him, the current port systems have created favorable conditions for bribery and corruption, attracting many people to seek non-existing jobs there. Speaking at a conference in ...

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Transport operators appeal to govt to fix bad roads

Oil Marketing Company Vivo Energy Ghana and VIP Jeoun Transport Limited have partnered to provide customers convenient travels within the Accra-Kumasi stretch.

Some transport operators have blamed the bad road networks in the country for the frequent damage of vehicles and to some extent accidents on the roads. The operators have charged government to prioritize the construction of good road networks to prevent the numerous road accidents and also prolong the life span of vehicles. Stressing the need for good roads, the ...

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Ethiopian Airlines,Singapore Airlines expand codeshare agreement

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Star Alliance members, Ethiopian Airlines and Singapore Airlines will expand their code share agreement as of 1June 2017, offering customers travelling between Africa and Asia seamless connectivity options. Ethiopian Airlines’ daily non-stop services to Singapore from Addis Ababa, due to be launched in June 2017, will be covered by the expanded code share agreement. Under the expanded agreement, Ethiopian Airlines ...

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