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Non-traditional exports to increase with new export platform

Eric Amoako Twum - Deputy CEO of Ghana Exports Promotion Authority (GEPA)

The Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA) is seeking to boost the export of non-traditional products within the short to medium term. As part of achieving this aim, the GEPA has introduced a new marketing platform for exporters of such traditional products. The new market hub is also expected to expose exporters to modern developments and increase their share at the ...

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GPHA engages importers over new tariffs

Tema Port

The Ghana Ports and Harbors Authority (GPHA) on Friday 15th December 2017, met with the Importers and Exporters Association of Ghana over plans to review port tariffs on imports from next year. The meeting which was at the request of the GPHA, follows the announcement of the decision to Ship Owners and Agents Association as well as the Ghana Shippers ...

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Minority in parliament summons Aviation Minister over Starbow accident

Parliament House of Ghana

The Minority Spokesperson on Roads and Transport, Governs Kwame Agbodza has filed an urgent question in parliament to compel the Minister of Aviation to brief the House on a recent accident involving a Starbow aircraft at the Kotoka International Airport(KIA). The plane, which was carrying some passengers to Kumasi skidded off and crashed into a fence at the KIA. Investigations ...

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Dismissed Starbow workers to get compensation if … – Austin Gammey

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Sacked workers of Starbow may lay claim to some compensation if the grounds for their contract termination are completely determined. This is the indication from labour analyst, Austin Gammey. The workers have been dismissed since last Thursday, November 30, 2017. The development comes weeks after the company’s aircrafts had an accident at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA). However, it is ...

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Sacked Starbow workers not to get any compensation

Starbow

Citi Business News has gathered that workers of Local airline, Starbow, who have been dismissed will not receive any compensation package. Scores of workers of the airline yesterday were issued with letters terminating their employment contract. A letter sighted by Citi Business News signed by the CEO of the company, Mr. James Eric Antwi stated that contracts of workers have ...

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Starbow sacks workers

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Local airline Starbow, has sacked scores of its workers. It is unclear how many workers have been dismissed but Citi Business News has gathered the dismissal affected top management, flight and grounds staff. A letter sighted by Citi Business News signed by the CEO of the company, Mr. James Eric Antwi stated that contracts of workers have been terminated effective ...

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More airlines show interest in partnering Ghana Airways 

Aviation Minister - Cecilia Dapaah

The Minister for Aviation, Cecilia Abena Dapaah has disclosed that government is working to find a partner to revamp the defunct Ghana Airways. According to her, some companies including Mauritius Airlines, AWA and Ethiopian Airlines have all expressed interest in partnering government to revamp the national carrier. Speaking to journalists after the celebration of the Aviation Safety Week, Madam Cecelia ...

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Baby Jet airlines to start business in 2018

Asamoah Gyan

Citi Business News has learnt that local airline company, Baby Jet Airlines should commence operations by next year barring any major changes to its plan. The start of the company’s operations will however be subject to maximum cooperation with the industry regulators within the said time frame. The Director General of the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Simon Allotey confirmed ...

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GCAA to sanction Starbow for possible safety breaches

Director General, Ghana Civil Aviation Authority - Simon Allotey

The Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has disclosed to Citi Business News it will slap sanctions on local airline Starbow if it emerges that it was liable for Saturday’s incident. The latest follows the soon to commence review of the operations of Starbow Airlines. The exercise will also include the management structure and skills set of staff of the airline ...

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Starbow halts operations after crash at Kotoka

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Starbow Airlines has halted operations, following the Saturday crash involving one of its aircrafts at the Kotoka International Airport. The crash, which resulted in five minor injuries, occurred after the aircraft skidded off the runway during its take-off run. A statement from Starbow said it had “suspended its operations with immediate effect.” It added that “guests with future reservations are invited ...

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