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Market Aayalolo buses to attract passengers- Consultant

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A Transport Consultant, Magnus Quarshie has urged operators of the Quality Bus Service, popularly called,  Aayololo bus to intensify their marketing strategies to increase patronage for the service. This follows a report by Citi Business News which revealed low patronage of the buses, four months after it was commissioned. Checks by Citi Business News showed that commuters ditch the Aayalolo ...

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Accra commuters dump Ayalolo buses for trotro [Audio]

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One of the key reasons for the inauguration of the Ayalolo Transport System late last year was to supplement the efforts of Ghana’s commercial transport industry as well as provide time-bound transport services to commuters in Accra. But four months after its inauguration it appears most commuters in the city are not patronising the services despite the perks that come ...

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Businesses demand cuts in new import levy

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Businesses in the import and export trade are demanding a reduction in the new EXIM levy on imports. They argue that the development will increase the cost of operation and overburden final consumers. “Absolutely the charge is very high; they could have still maintained the 0.5 percent usually been paid by importers…We’ve seen the goodwill that this government is showing ...

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Gov’t to make airports more disabled friendly

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Minister for Aviation Cecilia Abena Dapaah has assured that her ministry will formulate policies to guarantee all buildings are re-structured to ensure easy movement for the disabled at the airports. Numerous concerns have been raised about the inconvenient nature of buildings and structures at the airports which hinder the easy movement of the disabled. The Ghana Civil Aviation Authority last year also ...

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We will investigate poor services by British Airways – Cecelia Dapaah

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The Aviation Minister, Cecelia Dapaah has disclosed that her outfit will investigate allegations of poor services to Ghanaian passengers by British Airways when confirmed by Parliament. The conclusions of the investigations are expected to reduce the charges on luggage and improve treatment of Ghanaian passengers at Heathrow Airport. Though Madam Dapaah admits that the situation may be out of her ...

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National carrier to start within one year – Aviation Minister Nominee

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The NPP government will work to ensure that the new national airline commences operations in at least one year’s time, Aviation Minister Nominee, Cecilia Dapaah has revealed. “…The consultant said two years and I said we should do it in a year if possible so between one and two years, I think that should be the period,” she said at ...

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We’ll cut VAT, reduce fuel cost for local airlines – Cecilia Dapaah

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The Minister Nominee for the newly created aviation ministry, Cecilia Abena Dapaah has resolved to reduce taxes on domestic air fares to increase passenger volumes within the country. This is in fulfillment of the New Patriotic Party’s campaign promise to scrap the 17.5 percent VAT on domestic air tickets that make it unattractive for patronage. Speaking at her vetting by ...

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Grievances of  Antrak Air workers will be addressed- NLC

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The National Labour Commission (NLC) has told Citi Business News, it is working to address some complaints made by former workers of Antrak Air to the commission. Some of the workers who besieged the premises of Citi FM last week stated that Antrak Air owe them over 10,000 cedis in salary arrears, as well as outstanding transport allowances. According to ...

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15 percent increase in transport fares untrue – GRTCC

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The Ghana Road Transport Coordinating Council (GRTCC) has dismissed reports that transport fares have been increased by 15 percent effective today [February 6, 2017]. The council explains that it is yet to conclude discussions to determine new transport fares for the first pricing window of this year. “From the point of GRTCC, there has not been any agreed fare increases ...

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Ethiopian Airlines expands operations

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Management of Africa’s largest airline group, Ethiopian Airlines has announced plans to launch seven new destinations within five months this year. The move will be one of the greatest expansions in Ethiopian’s long and illustrious history. “From February to June, Ethiopian will launch new service to Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe), Antananarivo (Madagascar), Conakry (Guinea), Oslo (Norway), Chengdu (China), Jakarta (Indonesia) and ...

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