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New Drivers’ License to be launched today


The New Smart Drivers’ License will be launched today, Tuesday, 7th November 2017. After the launch, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) will issue smart drivers’ licenses across the country. Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia will launch the new Smart Drivers’ License that has been touted to be among the most secured in the world. Deputy CEO of the Authority, ...

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Derailed train to delay in coming back


Checks by Citi Business News has shown that the over 600 commuters who use rail transport from Tema to Accra would have to wait a little longer after initial assurances indicated that the derailed train may be back on the tracks in two days. The train which moved from Tema on October 23rd 2017 derailed at Tesano, injuring about 5 ...

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Petition parliament on tax extension period—GRA to OMCs 

CEO of the Association of Oil Marketing Companies (AOMCs), Mr. Kwaku Agyeman Duah

The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has directed Oil Marketing Companies (OMC’s) to petition parliament for an extension in payment of their taxes which is within 21 days. The OMCs made an appeal for the days to be reviewed. But responding to the appeal, the GRA, stated that  the days can only be revised should it be amended by parliament. “We ...

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Drivers kick against new DVLA license, threatens demo

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Members of the Ghana Drivers and Car Owners Association are planning to embark on a nationwide demonstration to kick against the implementation of the New Smart Driver’s License . The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) recently announced that it will launch the New Smart Drivers’ License on the 7th of November, as part of measures to address challenges  associated with ...

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NPA urges Nigeria to reduce sulphur content in diesel

Hassan Tampuli

The National Petroleum Authority is urging its Nigerian counterpart to reduce the sulphur content in its diesel fuel to about 50parts per million(ppm). Nigeria is currently doing 3,000ppm of sulphur content, which is considered to be toxic fuel. Mr. Tampuli who was speaking in Nigeria, Lagos during the Oil Trading and Logistics Downstream Expo said the move will help West ...

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Asamoah Gyan gets license to start airline business

Asamoah Gyan

Black Stars Captain, Asamoah Gyan has been given a license to operate an airline company. The company, Citi Business News understands will be named Baby Jet Airlines. It is unclear whether the airline will be operating as a domestic airline; within only Ghana or it will be operating as a regional or international company. The President, Nana Akufo Addo disclosed ...

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Civil Aviation prepares to offload air navigation role

Deputy Aviation Minister, Kwabena Okyere Darko

 The policy statement on the decoupling of air navigation services from the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) is set to be made by the end of this month [October]. This should also deepen the regulatory function of the Authority. The Deputy Aviation Minister, Kwabena Okyere Darko disclosed this to Citi Business News at the sidelines of the first African Air ...

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SAA, others launch MyDCCool


As part of plans to enhance tourism to Washington DC, the official destination marketing organization for Washington DC, in collaboration with South African Airways and Dulles International Airport has launched a campaign dubbed “MyDCCool”. The campaign, is aimed at exhibiting the culture, tourism and activities that Washington DC has and why they believe Ghanaians and Africans at large must take ...

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About 600 commuters to be affected by derailed train


Some commuters who rely on rail transport are beginning to feel the impact after a train headed from Tema to Accra, derailed at Tesano in Accra. About five passengers on board the train got injured and were rushed to the hospital after the accident. Four of them were treated and discharged, with the other still on admission. Citi Business News checks reveal that, about 600 ...

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Domestic air travel shoots up by 26%

Kotoka International Airport, Accra

Deputy Finance Minister, Kwaku Kwarteng has disclosed that there has been a 26 percent increase in patronage of domestic airlines since the abolition of the VAT on domestic air fares. The 2017 budget heralded the abolition and review of some 12 key taxes. They included the 17.5% VAT on domestic air fares, the 17.5% VAT on financial services as well ...

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