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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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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

Ethiopian Airlines another

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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