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Val’s Day: Consumption of locally made chocolate still low as Ghana marks ‘Chocolate Day’


The consumption of locally made chocolate remains low despite the celebration of the National Chocolate Day for over a decade. According to the Cocoa Processing Company(CPC), Ghanaians consume only 400 grams  of chocolate daily compared other developed countries that consume twice the number. In Ghana, the Val’s Day is called the National Chocolate Day with the aim of increasing local ...

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Major boost for Ghana’s tourism industry as more foreigners plan trip

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The rating of Ghana’s tourism sector this year by the CNN as one of the best destinations to visit is already receiving positive responses from European countries. France, in response to the report has sent some journalists to Ghana to explore Ghana’s tourism sites to encourage it citizens to visit Ghana during this year’s summer period. The CNN recently rated ...

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GTA launches 2019 National Chocolate Day to mark Val’s Day


The Ghana Tourism Authority(GTA) has launched the 2019 National Chocolate Day and National Tourism Awards. The Ministry of Tourism in collaboration with Ghana Tourism Authority, the Ghana Cocoa Board, the Cocoa Processing Company and the Chef Association of Ghana redesigned Valentine’s Day to Chocolate Day in 2005. This was to change the widely held perception of the celebration of the ...

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Stakeholders in tourism industry lament high taxes

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Some players in Ghana’s Tourism sector have called on government to reduce the numerous taxes slapped on them as it impedes their operations. Although they are hopeful that parliament will deliberate on the issue, they are hoping an immediate action is taken on it. According to a Parliamentary report, some 21 taxes slapped on tourism operators which is then passed ...

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Key tourist sites to receive facelift—Ghana Tourism Authority

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The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) has announced that key tourist sites in the country will receive a face lift within the short to medium term this year. The announcement comes at a time the CNN has ranked Ghana forth out of nineteen countries as top destinations in the world to visit this year. For years, tourism has been the country’s ...

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Ghana’s flower industry seeing major boost [video report]


Flowers form an essential part of human life. Perhaps its cultivation and relevance date back to when life started on earth. In this contemporary era, the business of buying and selling flowers especially in Ghana has been without some setbacks. Checks by Citi Business News show that the demand for flowers is growing among some section of the country. In ...

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Avoid hasty tax policies with rebased economy – Economist

Economist Dr. Lord Mensah

Economist, Dr. Lord Mensah has called for a count by count assessment of all sectors of the economy before undertaking any tax reform following the rebasing of the economy. According to him, such a move will make up for the shortfall in revenue generation. The Ghana Statistical Service recently announced that the economy had expanded by 32.4 % following the ...

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Inside of KIA’s Terminal 3 (Video)

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From the 15th of September 2018, all international airlines have been using the Terminal three of the Kotoka International Airport. It follows the successful completion of live flights over the past week. Aviation authorities believe the move should reduce pressure on the current Terminal two and improve Ghana’s position in the aviation space within the sub-region. Click the video below ...

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GIPC to hold 2nd Young Entrepreneurs Forum

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The Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) is organizing the second edition of the Young Entrepreneurs’ Forum which comes off at the Labadi Beach Hotel on 25th and 26th July, 2018. The two-day forum, expected to bring together over 300 participants, will be on the theme “Connect. Accelerate. Grow: Phase II” It is intended to provide a platform to continue the ...

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Finance Minister presents Mid-Year Budget next week

Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta

The Ministry of Information has told Citi Business News the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta will be presenting the mid-year budget review to parliament next week. The Information Ministry is however yet to announce the day. The Finance Ministry has already told Citi Business News government will be introducing new tax measures to boost domestic revenue mobilization. But speaking to ...

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