Africa: How To Spark A Global Movement, as Ghana’s ‘Year Of Return’ Welcomes 1M Visitors

Ghana

Tourism is big business. Globally, it accounts for more than 10% of GDP. According to the World Travel & Tourism Council, 1 out of 5 of all jobs created in the last 5 years was in tourism. But on the African continent, it accounts for only 3.6% of GDP. With its massive growth and job creating potential, it’s no wonder […]

Read more

Africa: FG condemns attack on Nigerians in Ghana

Dabiri-Erewa Ghana

The Federal Government has condemned the renewed attacks on Nigerian traders in Ghana, describing it as uncalled for. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa in a statement made available by the Commission’s Head of Media and Public Relations, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, said the reported cases of attacks on Nigerians’ shops and traders by Ghanaians were […]

Read more

Africa: Ghana and Benin sign Bilateral Air Services Agreement in Cotonou

ghana

Ghana and Benin signed a Bilateral Air Services Agreement in Cotonou on the 21st of November 2019. The Deputy Minister of Aviation, Yaw Afful, signed the agreement on behalf of Ghana. According to the Deputy Minister of Aviation, “there is an existing arrangement for air transport among our two countries” but there was a need to review the contracts which […]

Read more

Africa: Ghana needs Nigeria more than they need us – Minister

ghana

Deputy Minister for Trade and Industry, Ghana, Carlos Ahenkorah, has revealed the extent at which the country relies on Nigeria. According to him, when it comes to trade and other economic balances, Ghana needs Nigeria more than ever, so putting in place countermeasures against Nigeria would not be the best solution to solving the border closure. “The best way to […]

Read more

Africa: Global Ghana Airlines Delays Inaugural Flight

Ghana

Yesterday was supposed to be a game changing day for aviation. Global Ghana Airlines was supposed to launch their highly anticipated service between Chicago and Accra. The new eagle that was supposed to bring us the faith to fly was supposed to take off yesterday… but it didn’t! Worry not, though, the inaugural flight is only delayed by a few […]

Read more

Africa: Ghana is well positioned to become W/A’s tourism destination

ghana UNESCO

Ghana is well positioned to become the tourism destination in West Africa given the abundant resources and the prevailing peace in the country, Ms Barbara Oteng-Gyasi, the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, has said. She said Ghana was increasing her investment portfolio in the sector for accelerated socio-economic growth. Ms Oteng-Gyasi, addressing Ghana’s commemoration of the 2019 World […]

Read more

Africa: Ghana’s national carrier to be operational soon

ghana

Home-based carrier of Ghana, likely to be called as Akwaaba Airlines will soon begin operations, declared Ghana’s aviation minister Joseph Kofi Adda at the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) 40th Triennial Assembly in Montreal, Canada. The government of Ghana and the private sector would hold a majority stake of 51 percent in the proposed airline while Ethiopian Airlines would hold […]

Read more

Aviation: Africa World Airlines to commence operation to WA, as Ghana commissions new airport

AWA Ghana liberia Africa airport airlines flights AWA

Africa World Airlines (AWA), the leading air carrier in Ghana, will launch the first commercial flights into the newly commissioned airport in Wa, Upper West region of Ghana, on 15 October 2019. The airport has recently been allocated the identifier code “WZA” by IATA, signifying its readiness for scheduled flight services. According to a press release signed by the Minister […]

Read more

Tourism: Ghana, South Africa to conclude negotiations on visa waivers

Ghana

Ghana and South Africa are to meet next month to conclude negotiations on a visa waiver between the two countries to allow citizens travel to each other’s country without visas. South Africa’s High Commissioner to Ghana, Ms Lulu Xingwana, said South Africa’s Head of Immigration would be in Ghana to conclude the agreement. “We are left with issues concerning reciprocity […]

Read more

News: Ghana named the second most corrupt country in Africa on Corruption Perception Index

Ghana

A report by the Transparency International (TI) has said Ghana has been rated as the second most corrupt country in Africa, followed by Nigeria, with South Africa perceived as the most corrupt nation on the continent. The Corruption Perception Index (CPI) noted about 71 per cent of people living in Ghana saying corruption had increased over the last 12 months. […]

Read more
1 2 3 17