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Ministerial reshuffle: Expectations of business related ministers

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Expectations for ministers affected by President Akufo Addo’s reshuffling are high. The President, in his first reshuffle, moved fifteen ministers, three of whom are those whose portfolio affects the business related sectors of the economy. The first is the current Aviation Minister, Cecilia Dapaah who is heading to the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources. Her term saw the comeback ...

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Air Namibia’s comeback to boost trade & tourism


Air Namibia is aiming at improving trade relations between ECOWAS and other regional blocs within Africa with its resumption of operations in Ghana. The airline welcomed its inaugural flight for the new operations last Friday with major commitments to boost air travel. Air Namibia is coming back to Ghana after closing down its operations in 2014. The airline had been ...

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Ghana courts China’s support to grow aviation industry

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The Minister of Aviation, Cecilia Dapaah has impressed on Chinese investors to support Ghana’s aviation industry through the manufacturing and assembling of aircrafts in the medium to long term. She admits to the existing benefits that some airline companies are enjoying from China’s market and its impact on the local airline industry. Madama Cecilia Dapaah was hopeful of support to ...

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Air disaster looms over ‘neglect’ of safety concerns – Group


The Bureau of Public Safety (BPS) is warning of what it refers to as a looming danger in Ghana’s aviation industry due to the neglect of safety standards. As a result, it is demanding a thorough audit into the operations of the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA). The civil society group maintains that the failure by the GCAA to comply ...

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Favourable business climate crucial for new airlines


CUTS International Ghana, is urging government to put in the necessary conditions needed to attract investors into the domestic aviation industry. The assertion comes on the back of the collapse of some domestic airlines, leaving the Africa World Airlines as the only domestic airline operator. Speaking to Citi Business News on the matter, Country Coordinator for CUTS International Ghana, Appiah ...

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Consumer group cautions against AWA’s monopoly


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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Domestic air travel shoots up by 26%

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Deputy Finance Minister, Kwaku Kwarteng has disclosed that there has been a 26 percent increase in patronage of domestic airlines since the abolition of the VAT on domestic air fares. The 2017 budget heralded the abolition and review of some 12 key taxes. They included the 17.5% VAT on domestic air fares, the 17.5% VAT on financial services as well ...

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Rainstorms to delay local flights next month       


Local flights to the Tamale airport will be delayed within the next month due to some expected heavy rainstorms. The heavy rainstorm was disclosed by the Ghana Meteorological Agency (GMA). Domestic Airline operators had earlier expressed their displeasure at the poor navigational systems at the various airports even as the harmattan season approaches. They added that huge revenue is lost ...

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Domestic air travel grows by 24% after 17.5% VAT slash

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The removal of the 17.5% VAT on domestic air travel has increased Ghana’s domestic air passenger volume by 24 percent as at May 2017. The passenger volume has increased from 163,322 to 201, 851 between May 2016 and the same period this year. The Deputy Minister of Aviation, Kwabena Okyere Darko Mensah disclosed this at the Ghana Transport and Logistics ...

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Aviation Minister inaugurates new GCAA Board                                                       


Aviation Minister, Cecelia Dapaah has inaugurated a nine member board of the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA). The board’s core mandate will be to govern activities of the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority. The minister by this charged the new board members to approach their new positions with diligence and all seriousness to achieve the ultimate goal of establishing Kotoka International ...

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