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Prepare to face maritime litigations – CJ to Judges

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Chief Justice, Georgina Theodora Wood has called on the judiciary to prepare for possible litigations associated with Ghana’s increasing maritime trade business. According to her, the significant increase has also led to intense business activities among key players in the shipping industry. “Indeed this growth has produced a bursting activity among key players such as shippers, ship owners, terminal operators, ...

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GPHA to take control of railway sector – Mahama

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President John Mahama says his government is considering making Ghana’s Railway sector a subsidiary of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority. This is in government’s bid to coordinate activities in the transport sector. To this end, the government is seeking to amend the current legislation establishing the Ghana Railway Authority and its role in facilitating the movement of goods and ...

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Govt secures funds for Pokuase Interchange

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Government has signed a loan agreement with the African Development Bank to provide 83 million dollars  for the construction of the Pokuase Interchange as government provides 11 million dollars. The  94 million dollar project is scheduled to commence  in the first quarter of next year and will be completed after 36 months. Speaking in Accra after signing the agreement, Finance ...

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GSA calls for quick implementation of GNSW project

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The Ghana Shippers Authority(GSA) has called for a speedy implementation of electronic payment system at the ports to enhance business activities. Even though an initiative is being rolled out by the Ghana Revenue Authority in collaboration with the West Blue Consult, the project is being rolled out in phases. Speaking to Citi Business News at the launch of the Ecobank ...

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More airlines eye Ghana’s long haul flight routes

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Ghana may have to invest more to meet the potential increased passenger volumes via long haul flights to and from the country. This is the suggestion from some international airlines operating in the country. According to the Country Manager for Air France KLM, Dick Van Niewwenhuyzen, the increased infrastructure will build confidence in Ghana’s aviation industry. “I see new departure ...

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THC stopped, businesses yet to be refunded

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Almost a month after shipping lines were ordered by the President to stop charging the Terminal Handling fees at the ports, the business associations say are yet to get their monies refunded. The business associations say although the ship owners have stopped charging the THC, they have so far refused to refund their monies to them despite numerous letters that have also been ...

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Total’s Excellium to reduce emissions and pollution from vehicles

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As part of measures to reduce environmental pollution, as well as enhance the engine performance of vehicles in Ghana, petroleum companies are developing new strategies to curb the menace. Energy policy think tank, Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP) earlier revealed that thousands of Ghanaians lose their lives every year because they inhale fumes from dirty diesel. The report also ...

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Govt allocates funds to fix bad tourist sites roads

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The Tourism Minister, Elizabeth Ofosu-Agyare has told Citi Business News government has allocated funds to fix poor roads in famous tourist sites in the country. According to her, government has already started fixing some roads such as the one leading to the Kakum National Park. ‘We all know that government has constructed a lot of roads in Ghana. Government has ...

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National airline key for Ghana’s aviation hub

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Ghana’s quest to become a hub for airline travel within the West African sub-region could largely be achieved if it is able to successfully re-establish its National airline and build a hustle free travel system. This is the suggestion from the country Manager for RwandAir, Dennis Rwiliriza. “A national carrier does a lot to also build the country so I ...

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Marine gas oil to drop by 20%

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President John Mahama has disclosed that discussions are far advanced for Ghana to reduce the cost of marine gas oil by at least twenty percent. The National Petroleum Authority (NPA) is however expected to announce the ultimate decision and determine the subsequent implementation. According to President Mahama, the reduction is expected to attract other maritime service entities to fuel in ...

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