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Contractors demand payment for work on cocoa roads

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The Association of Road Contractors is appealing to government to speed up the processes it is following, to pay its members monies owed them for the construction of roads in cocoa growing areas. In 2015, the erstwhile NDC government launched a one hundred and fifty million dollar ($150 m) project to improve road infrastructure in cocoa growing communities. The project ...

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Railway Ministry clears outstanding debts to revamp sector                                                                              

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Railway workers in Ghana have commended the railway ministry for settling all outstanding arrears owed them. The workers confirmed to Citi Business News in an interview that all salaries owed them have been fully paid. The railway workers had in the past embarked on several strike actions due to salary arrears. But the Railway Minister, Mr. Joe Ghartey, last year ...

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Consumer agency lauds Minister’s action on British Airways

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The Consumer Protection Agency (CPA) has commended the Aviation Ministry for its stance against substandard services by British Airways. The Minister of Aviation, Cecelia Dapaah on Thursday (18th December, 2018) issued a strong warning to British Airways over substandard services. She added that government will take drastic action against the airline if it continues to provide substandard treatment to passengers ...

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Freight forwarders bemoan ‘ineffective’ paperless system

Kwabena Ofosu Appiah - President, Ghana Institute of Freight Forwarders

Freight Forwarders have lamented over the poor implementation of the paperless system at the port. The freight forwarders say the system has not improved transactions at the ports especially as paperwork continues to dominate their transactions. The paperless system which has been in operation since September last year (2017), is among others expected to reduce face to face transactions,  paper ...

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Drivers dismiss Uber rebranding reports      

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The Ghana Road Transport Co-ordinating Council (GRTCC), has dismissed reports of a purported meeting with the Transport Ministry where driver unions have called for Uber cars to be rebranded into normal taxis operating in the country. Reports of the said meeting and the drivers’ appeal dominated social media over the weekend attracting mixed reactions from Ghanaians. Commercial taxi drivers have ...

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Crystal Ball Africa to boost Intra-Africa trade by 2020

Carlos Ahenkora - Deputy Trade and Industry Minister

African businesses are projecting that trade among them across the continent should improve significantly at least within the next two years with the coming into force of the Continental Free Trade Agreement (CFTA). The Trade Agreement, seeks to allow businesses, easy access to African countries to support their growth and expansion. Currently, trade among African countries is estimated at 11 ...

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GRA rejects spare parts dealers’ high tax claims

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The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has rejected claims the charging of benchmark value on spare parts is to blame for the gradual rise in the prices of the goods. The GRA explains that the tax has since 2015 been canceled with the implementation of the single window platform. The comment by the Authority follows threats by the Spare Parts Dealers ...

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GPHA suspends new tariffs indefinitely

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The Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) has indefinitely put on hold its proposed review of charges at the ports. The GPHA says this is to address all concerns raised by the various stakeholders involved. The GPHA, last year announced its decision to review port tariffs on imports beginning January 2018. According to the GPHA, port tariffs on imported goods ...

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KLM settles stranded passengers with €600 each

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KLM has offered to give its passengers who were denied their flight due to overbooking, €600 each as compensation. The passengers, totaling sixteen (16), couldn’t embark on the scheduled flight from Accra to Amsterdam on Saturday, January 6, 2018. The stranded passengers earlier told Citi News that they were given 50 cedis as compensation upon their failure to join the flight. ...

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Consumer group cautions against AWA’s monopoly

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Consumer rights agency, CUTS International wants authorities to be tough and avert consumer exploitation in the domestic aviation industry. It follows the sole operation of Africa World Airlines (AWA) in the domestic aviation sector. Africa World Airlines became the single company flying domestically after the suspension of operations of Starbow Airlines in December 2017. The development has since been met ...

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