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Bayport rewards drivers for promoting road safety

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Bayport Savings and Loans Company has rewarded three drivers who have exhibited discipline on the road in the ‘Bayport Save a Life Campaign’. The project is part of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility programmes targeted at commercial drivers and car owners in the informal sector who together with the company promote a campaign on safe driving. The three drivers were ...

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Freight Forwarders refute cheaper UNIPASS cost claims


Opposition to the proposed introduction of a new company to undertake trade facilitation activities at the ports has intensified with Freight Forwarders being the latest group. The businesses tell Citi Business News, the removal of GCNet and West Blue from the goods clearing process, will cost the nation hugely due to non-expired contracts with them. The government is however yet ...

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Joint inspection at ports starts on June 1

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Joint inspection of imported goods at the port is set to take effect from June 1, 2018. This means that the Ghana Standards Authority, Ghana Revenue Authority and the Food and Drugs Authority will all inspect goods imported into the country simultaneously. Vice President Dr. Muhamadu Bawumia directed the institutions to among other things begin the joint inspections by September ...

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High cost of training in aviation sector worrying—Expert

Aviation Minister - Cecilia Dapaah

Ghana’s growing aviation industry will soon be taken over by foreigners if government is unable to address the high cost of training in the sector. This is according to private sector players in the aviation industry. According to industry watchers, government should set up a loan facility for individuals who wish to acquire training in the aviation sector. In an ...

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Ghana to regain permission to fly airline to US by year end

Director General, Ghana Civil Aviation Authority - Simon Allotey

Barring any last minute hitches, Ghana will regain its Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Category one status by the close of 2018. The status will allow Ghana to fly its national carrier directly to the United States after the airline is inaugurated. Ghana lost its prestigious category one status  in 2001 following the revocation of the category one status assigned to ...

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Uber yields to negotiation with drivers over concerns


Uber is set to engage its drivers to address their concerns on declining profits. The company has disclosed to Citi Business News it will engage the drivers to assess their concerns and arrive at a compromise. The response comes days after some disgruntled drivers of the transport service provider, embarked on a demonstration to protest the impact on their businesses. ...

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We didn’t discriminate against passenger with ‘disability’ – Africa World


Africa World Airlines Limited (AWA), has denied the claim that its staff discriminated against a person with disability by preventing her from boarding a flight she had paid for. AWA believes the unfortunate incident may have been the result of a series of miscommunications that began when the plane ticket was purchased by the aggrieved customer, Rita Kirba. Rita needs ...

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Aviation Ministry assures of safety of passengers


The Aviation Ministry says it is poised to ensure safety for customers of Air services in the country, with the expected arrival of new airlines in the industry. The ministry believes, world class safety standards will help in positioning Ghana as a leading aviation hub on the continent. Ghana’s Aviation industry is expected to witness a boom with the coming ...

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Uber drivers on sitdown strike over 25% commission

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Scores of Uber drivers massed up at the offices of Uber in Accra on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. The drivers who are on a sit down strike, are protesting against what they say is the unfair treatment by the transport services company. According to them, the twenty-five percent retention of all transport fares remitted to Uber, is rendering their businesses ...

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Parliament to ratify free trade agreement upon recall

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Ghana could be among the few African countries to ratify the Continental Free Trade Agreement within the coming days if Parliament agrees to the pact when it resumes sitting on Thursday, April 26, 2018. The House though on its annual recess, has been recalled to sit for two days, that is on Thursday and Friday; April 26 and 27th respectively. Commenting ...

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