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Ghana signs 5 MoUs with Denmark [photos]

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Ghana has signed five Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) with the Danish government to partner and work in different sectors of the economy. The agreement was signed in the presence of Vice President Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia and the Queen of Denmark, Her Majesty Queen Magrethe II in Accra. The first MoU was between APM Terminals, the Ministry of Transport and Amend ...

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New national airline in the offing

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Government has intensified processes towards launching a new national airline soon. According to aviation industry officials, processes have advanced in establishing the necessary policy framework to guide the smooth implementation of the plan. Citi Business News also understands that there have been negotiations with some leading airline companies on best practices to get the national carrier running. Ghana is yet ...

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Takoradi port gets $ 428m injection for expansion

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As part of efforts to increase the port efficiency in Takoradi, Ghanaian private investment company, Ibis Tek has begun moves to expand the port. Figures available show that as at 2015, the port had a capacity of sixty-three thousand (63,000) Total Enclosed Units (TEUs) per annum. This is expected to increase to between eight hundred thousand to one million (800,000 ...

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Ethiopian Airlines welcomes Boeing aircraft to Ghana

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Ethiopian Airlines on Friday, November 10, 2017, welcomed its newest plane, Boeing 787-9 to Accra. The aircraft has been tagged the ‘Big Brother’ to Accra by the airline company. According to Ethiopian Airline, the coming on board of the B787-9 is part of its commitment to deliver an exceptional level of service to the African market by operating the latest ...

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New Drivers’ License to be launched today

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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

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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

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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

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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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