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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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Prez Akufo-Addo urges British Airways to improve service delivery

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has urged British Airways to upgrade its quality of services to customers on its Accra-London-Accra route. According to him, the numerous complaints about the movement of Accra-London flights from Terminal 5 to Terminal 3 at the Heathrow Airport make it imperative for the airline company to review its services to give value for money. The ...

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Shippers appeal for stable currency to aid business

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Shippers have impressed on the government the need to work to maintain the cedi’s stability for the rest of this year to facilitate their trade. According to them, the cedi’s depreciation had impacted adversely on their operations as it resulted in some operational losses. The CEO of the Ghana Shippers’ Authority, Dr. Kofi Mbeah explained to Citi Business News the currency’s ...

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Finance Minister charges West Blue, GCNet to improve valuation system

Ken Ofori Atta - Finance Minister

Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta has charged GCNet and West Blue Consulting to work at improving consignment valuation at the ports to help increase revenue. The two companies which are working to implement the Single Window Project at the ports are expected to meet a revenue target of 33 percent even though they missed a 30 percent target last year. Speaking ...

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Crude oil, LPG top 2016 maritime imports

CEO of the Ghana Shippers' Authority, Dr. Kofi Mbeah (middle) at the Shipping quarter and outlook

Ghana’s economy still remains a highly import driven one despite calls and the need to diversify the country’s exports and move it to a highly export driven one. Latest figures from the Ghana Shippers’ Authority have shown that total imports via the country’s maritime trade routes were twice the total exports for 2016 as compared to the previous year. Also, ...

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Mixed reactions meet 15% increase in road transport fare

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There have been mixed reactions to the 15%  increase in transport fares today. Checks at some bus terminals have revealed that while some passengers have been complying with the adjustments, others are resistant to the increases. The Ghana Road Transport Coordinating Council earlier assured that the new fares will be published at bus terminals to avert agitations. However, some passengers ...

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15% increase in transport fares starts today

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Transport fares will from this morning see a fifteen percent increase. This follows a publication from The Ghana Road Transport Coordinating Council earlier this week indicating the increase. This is also the first increase to be recorded in transport fares this year. General Secretary of the Ghana Transport Coordinating Council, Andrew Kwesi Kwakye in an interview with Citi Business News ...

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City Link initiates a comeback after 5 years of inactivity

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Local airline company, City Link, has initiated processes for a comeback at least within the short to medium term. This is the indication from the Director General of the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority, Simon Allotey. According to him, the airline company in February 2017 renewed its air carrier license after five years of inactivity. “City Link has recently renewed its ...

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Tax free domestic air tickets likely to start tomorrow

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Patrons of local airlines are expected to from Saturday, 1st April 2017, enjoy 17.5 percent slash on air tickets they purchase with the passage of the Appropriation Bill by Parliament. This is the indication from the Aviation Minister, Cecilia Abena Dapaah. The Bill which is expected to be passed today (Friday), will give approval to the tax cut announced by ...

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