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Scrap short term tourist visas to Ghana: Is this why?

April 21, 2014

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After almost a year campaigning, sometimes I think there is no way the scrap short term tourist visas to Ghana campaign can succeed! On a macro level, for so long a time, Ghana, despite all the international hype, fails…and in the tourism sector, there have been nothing but bad memories…. And heaven forbid, if we […]

HAPPY EASTER: The Paragliders have risen! Ghana tourism falls…

April 20, 2014

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Easter tourism in Ghana is synonymous with the Ghana Tourism Authority’s annual paragliding event at Kwahu. It’s the 9th annual event! Well, today the Ghana Tourism Authority was celebrating the benefits to the local economy in Kwahu on their Facebook page: Paragliding enrich Kwahu local economy It is an aviation sport, which had provided a […]

TV 3 JOY NEWS EXPOSURE: TETTEH QUARSHIE COCOA FARM

April 3, 2014

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In follow-up to yesterday’s post Ghana Ministry of Tourism pushes for Increased Domestic Tourism, a few additions on what I believe is TV3′s conscious mocking of the Ministry of Tourism’s domestic tourism campaign with partners The Daily Graphic and public sector competitor The Ghana Broadcasting Corporation. Bet you think I’m naive coming up with this..but […]

HAPPY INTERNATIONAL NOISE AWARENESS DAY GHANA

April 1, 2014

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or subtitle: THE VIEW BAR AND GRILL, KUMASI NOISE POLLUTION OK, OK, I know International Noise Pollution Awareness Day isn’t celebrated worldwide until April 25, despite the fact that in 2012, it was celebrated here in Ghana on the 16th…and by madinghana as well! And look, this is uncanny, I just started this post and […]

HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY HONORABLE HANNA

March 8, 2014

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This post on International Women’s Day is dedicated to Honorable Hanna Tetteh, Ghana’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integation, and arguably, one of the most influential women in Ghana. Her Honourable is reputed to be one of President Mahama’s closest confidants: and extremely dedicated to the President as revealed in this tweet: “Hanna Tetteh […]

TOURISM IN GHANA CITES EGYPTIAN TOURIST BUS ATTACK

February 21, 2014

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This article entitled “unwto-strongly-condemns-attack-on-tour” appeared on the Tourism in Ghana kept up by the Ghana Tourism Authority FB page. Gawd knows why??? Yes, it relates to tourism, but Ghana…and yet there is a connection… Here’s the conversation that took place: Me (Christopher Scott): how peaceful Ghana is! Tourism in Ghana: Sure…and we need to guard […]

GHANAIAN TOURISM, THE FOREIGN EXCHANGE CRISIS AND PAPA KWESI NDUOM

January 30, 2014

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I posted this comment on the SCRAP SHORT TERM TOURIST VISAS TO GHANA Face book page: “Christopher Scott The Ghanaian blogosphere is screaming about the Ghanaian cedi in “free fall”…the stats on the % losses to the world’s major currencies since the new year are staggering! In such times, a country’s tourism industry usually flourishes […]

THE NEW BRADT GUIDE TO GHANA ACKNOWLEDGES SCRAP SHORT TERM TOURIST VISAS TO GHANA CAMPAIGN…and more!

January 28, 2014

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….which, picking up from the last madinghana post, is more than Honourable Hanna Tetteh, Ghana’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration. …and what’s more the Bradt Guide to Ghana “strongly supports” the campaign…which again is much, much more than Honourable Hanna and her Facebook friends… Here is what Philip Briggs wrote in Edition 6 […]

TWEETING WITH HONORABLE HANNA

January 21, 2014

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Again I sent Hon. Hanna this tweet on unemployment and how tourism could help provide jobs: “@HannaTetteh youth unemployment-u can do something about it! “ease visa restrictions” 1st dialogue join Scrap on FB!” And, for a second time, her Hon. Hanna replied, much the same as she did the first time months back quoted here: […]

RWANDA AGAIN! BUT GHANA TOO CAN ONE DAY BE THE HOPE FOR AFRICA

November 22, 2013

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Rwanda is mentioned time and again as an innovative African nation. Just recently Ghana’s top blogger Abocco, aka #Mighty African, founder of Ghana Think Tank and initiator of the Barcamp Ghana movement reposted this. It’s entitled Rwanda, The Hope For Africa and briefly presents a stark contrast between Ghana and Rwanda. Also, very recently, on […]

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