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

Aviation Minister - Cecilia Dapaah

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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Ethiopian Airlines ready to partner Ghana build national carrier- Group CEO

The Group Chief Executive Officer of Ethiopian Airlines Tewolde GebreMariam (M)

The Group Chief Executive Officer of Ethiopian Airlines Tewolde GebreMariam has expressed the group’s readiness to partner with Ghana to help rebuild a national airline. According to him, the plan is part of the group’s agenda to expand its reach in West Africa, by owning a substantial part of the sub-region’s aviation industry. Speaking to Citi Business News, Mr. GebreMariam stated ...

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Transport Ministry to reconsider Atuabo free port project

Kwaku Ofori Asiamah - Minister Nominee for Transport

Transport Minister Nominee, Kwaku Ofori Asiamah says his outfit will reconsider the proposal to create a free port at Atuabo in the Western region to assess its contribution to the development of the country’s transport sector. Mr. Asiamah explains that the project should propel private sector growth if its operations are streamlined in order not to interfere with the work ...

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Investors have already shown interest in railway dev.- Joe Ghartey

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The Minister Designate for Railway Development Mr. Joe Ghartey has announced that some investors have already shown interest in investing in Ghana’s railway industry. According to him, government intends to revive the industry by partnering with the private sector to lead the railway expansion to cover substantial portions of the country. Speaking at the Appointments Committee of Parliament, Mr. Ghartey ...

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Govt to construct fishing harbor in Keta, James Town

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The Minister Designate for Transport Kwaku Ofori Asiamah has reiterated government’s commitment to build a fishing harbor in James Town in the Greater Accra Region, and one in Keta in the Volta Region. According to him, the projects will be done in collaboration with the private sector after a feasibility study has been conducted. “With any project, you must, first ...

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Gh¢17.2 bn road sector debt hangs in the balance – Amoako-Atta

Kwasi Amoako-Atta ; Minister Nominee for Roads & Highways

The outgone NDC government has left the Nana Addo led administration an outstanding commitment of 17.2 billion cedis in the roads sector, Minister Designate for  Roads and Highways, Kwasi Amoako Atta has revealed. He describes the figures as alarming as government’s revenue streams are inadequate to meet the rising debts. Mr. Amoako Atta made the disclosure when he met Parliament’s ...

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Ethiopian Airlines plans record expansion

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Africa’s largest airline group, Ethiopian Airlines, is delighted to announce that it will launch seven new destinations within five months during the 2017 calendar year. This is 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 ...

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