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Gov’t starts tax stamp policy amidst boycott

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Government has stressed that the excise tax stamp policy will not add unto the tax burden of manufacturers and retailers even as it begins to roll out the policy. According to the Ministry of Finance, the policy will encourage tax compliance while protecting the consuming public against harmful and unwholesome products. The excise tax stamp among others requires manufacturers to ...

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Authorities assure of no job losses as paperless ports kicks off

General Manager, Marketing and Corporate Affairs at the GPHA, Mrs Esther Gyebi-Donkor

There is not going to be any job losses with the rolling of a paperless system at the country’s ports. That is the assurance from port authorities ahead of the implementation of the paperless system at the ports. This is expected to ease the apprehension among some stakeholders with the reduction of human interface in the clearing of goods at ...

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Freight forwarders agitate over ‘drawbacks’ in paperless systems

President of the Freight Forwarders Association of Ghana, Kwabena Ofosu Appiah

Freight forwarders at the Tema Port have protested against the undue delays at the port in the wake of the pilot of the paperless transaction at the port. According to them, the paperless regime which is expected to be officially rolled out in September would jeopardize their work if nothing is done to correct the problems and delays with some ...

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Pilot of paperless port systems kicks off today


Effective Friday, August 18th 2017, all agencies at the country’s ports will pilot the paperless clearing process ahead of official takeoff next month. The exercise is among others to identify the potential shortfalls and address them for a seamless transaction on September 1, 2017. According to officials, the pilot has become apparent considering the completion of the basic background work. ...

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Six companies shortlisted for railway dev’t                                                    

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Government has begun processes to commission feasibility studies to construct railway lines to connect to the various agricultural producing areas. According to government, six companies have been shortlisted for the contract. President Akufo-Addo upon assumption of office, identified the railways as an important economic infrastructure hence the creation of a separate ministry to that effect. Addressing an audience at a ...

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Domestic air travel grows by 24% after 17.5% VAT slash

Deputy Aviation Minister - Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah

The removal of the 17.5% VAT on domestic air travel has increased Ghana’s domestic air passenger volume by 24 percent as at May 2017. The passenger volume has increased from 163,322 to 201, 851 between May 2016 and the same period this year. The Deputy Minister of Aviation, Kwabena Okyere Darko Mensah disclosed this at the Ghana Transport and Logistics ...

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Aviation Minister inaugurates new GCAA Board                                                       


Aviation Minister, Cecelia Dapaah has inaugurated a nine member board of the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA). The board’s core mandate will be to govern activities of the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority. The minister by this charged the new board members to approach their new positions with diligence and all seriousness to achieve the ultimate goal of establishing Kotoka International ...

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Domestic airlines demand proper navigators to combat harmattan scare  


Domestic Airline operators are dreading the poor navigational systems at the various airports in Ghana as the harmattan season approaches. According to them, they are not able to operate during the period and often loose huge revenue due to visibility challenges. In an interview with Citi Business News, the Chief Executive Officer of Starbow, James Eric Antwi said government must ...

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Travel operators must adopt best practices – Aviation Minister                                    


The Minister for Aviation Cecilia Dapaah has charged air travel operators to adopt best practices in their operations. She is confident such an effort will improve the industry’s ratings and help in the ministry’s quest to establish Ghana as an aviation hub in West Africa. The ministry is currently working on building the Kotoka International Airport as an aviation hub ...

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Over 200 investors pursue Ghana’s railway sector                                  

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The Minister of Railway Development, Joe Ghartey has revealed that about 200 companies across the world have expressed their desire to invest in Ghana’s railway sector. According to him, the interest shown by the investors also coincide with the government’s plan to redesign some key railway lines to meet modern standards. ““Over 200 companies have shown interest in the railway ...

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