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Aviation authorities attend 13th ICAO conference in Canada


The Deputy Minister of Aviation and MP for Takoradi,  Hon. Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah has led a team of Aviation experts from the Ministry of Aviation and the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority to attend the Thirteenth Air Navigation International Civil Aviation Conference(ICAO) conference currently ongoing in Montreal, Canada. Also part of the delegation are seasoned experts from the Ghana Meteorological Agency. ...

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GRA sued over implementation of CTN


A member of the Ghana Institute of Freight Forwarders, John Kwame Adu Jack has filed a suit at the Supreme Court to prevent the implementation of the Cargo Tracking Note (CTN), which is due to take off next Monday [October 15,2018]. Amongst others, Mr. Jack wants the Supreme Court to declare that the introduction of the CTN in its current ...

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GRA’s insistence on CTN is bad faith – Freight forwarders

Kwabena Ofosu Appiah - President, Ghana Institute of Freight Forwarders

The Ghana Institute of Freight Forwarders (GIFF) has registered its displeasure again over GRA’s latest decision to go ahead with the implementation of the Cargo Tracking Notes (CTN) system despite their arguments against it. The President of the Association, Kwabena Ofosu Appiah in an interview on Eyewitness News described the development as a “monumental display of bad faith.” The GRA ...

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GRA’s ‘controversial’ CTN policy takes effect October 15


The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has announced that it will fully implement the Cargo Tracking Note (CTN) system at Ghana’s ports from October 15, 2018. The system was meant to be implemented in August 2018 but was postponed after pressure from the Freight Forwarders Association. But a letter addressed to the Shipowners & Agents Association of Ghana, and sighted by ...

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MPS bemoans controversy over tax waivers

Mohammed Samara - CEO, MPS

Operator of the Tema Port expansion project, Meridian Port Services (MPS), has lamented the politicization of the tax waivers granted for its operations. Parliament in 2016, granted a tax waiver to the tune of 832 million dollars. But some have suggested a possible review of the amount citing possible instances of downward review of the project cost from 1.5 billion ...

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Business Group triggers opposition to CTN policy

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The Joint Business Consultative Forum has reiterated calls for government to back down on the implementation of the Cargo Tracking Note (CTN) system. The group says the Ghana Revenue Authority has once again acted in bad faith as they have been sidelined. In an interview with Citi Business News, the National Welfare Chairman of GUTA, Benjamin Yeboah said government must ...

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Inside Emirates Airbus A380 [Photos]


Emirates Airlines’ Airbus A380 on Tuesday [October 2, 2018] made a historic one off visit to Ghana. The airbus is one of the fleet of large bodied aircraft owned by the Dubai based airlines. Ghanaian Captain, Solomon Quainoo piloted the Airbus A380. The move is also to test the ability of the new Terminal 3 to handle bigger aircrafts with ...

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Ghanaian-piloted A380 aircraft receives rousing welcome [Photos]


History was made today in the country’s aviation section as the world’s biggest passenger aircraft, Airbus A380, belonging to Emirates Airlines, made a debut touch down in Ghana. The double-decker aircraft arrived at the newly constructed Terminal 3 of the Kotoka International Airport on Tuesday afternoon to a rousing welcome by some airport staff and Ghanaians including old students of ...

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Passion Air secures second aircraft for Accra-Tamale route

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Passion Air has taken delivery of its second aircraft for its operations. The airline which is the latest to join the domestic aviation space will now expand its routes with the new aircraft. The new aircraft comes a little over a month into the start of operations by Passion Air. The aircraft also heralds the new Accra – Tamale route ...

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Producer Price Inflation drops to 7 percent

Mr. Baah Wadieh, Acting Government Statistician

The Producer Price Inflation (PPI) for August has reduced to 7.0 percent. The rate indicates that between August 2017 and August 2018 the PPI decreased to 7.0 percent showing 1.2 percentage point drop. The PPI measures the average change over time in the prices for the production of goods and services. Addressing a press conference, acting Government Statistician Mr. Baah ...

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