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HAPPY WORLD TOURISM DAY (2): COLLECTING THE TOURISM LEVY!

September 27, 2014

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Guess you have deduced how important I consider tourism to be. I celebrate it twice once erroneously on the 26th and now again on the 27th! I do want to make the day memorable! Yes, today is WORLD TOURISM DAY and did you know that tourism is a trillion dollar sector, moving over one billion […]

HAPPY WORLD TOURISM DAY 2014: AND GHANA TOURISM IS NOT AN EMBARRASSMENT!

September 26, 2014

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Yes, today is the day the world celebrates tourism, domestic and international, as a major contributor to economies and development. The stats are flying, and flying high, I might add, as numbers are increasing beyond all expectations. Ghana too is now starting to take interest in her stats recently forming a committee to get the […]

NKRUMAH’S LEGACY

September 25, 2014

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My last post PRELUDE TO WORLD TOURISM DAY GHANA 2014 concerned Ghana’s Founding Father’s house and how little has been done by government to preserve the building. In short, the Deputy Minister of Tourism washed her hands of the situation saying in effect “You benefit from it, you do it.” Well, another report on the […]

A PRELUDE TO WORLD TOURISM DAY-SEPTEMBER 27, 2014

September 25, 2014

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Note: you might have read this as a page instead of a post. Since there is a follow up, I’ve republished this as a post-ya learn something everyday. On Sunday September 21, Ghana celebrated Founder’s Day marking the birthday of her first president Kwame Nkrumah 105 years ago. To mark the day the Deputy Minister […]

ARE YOU SERIOUS. SO THIS IS GHANA?

September 22, 2014

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Oops, just discovered this post in my drafts…the picture below was from awhile back, but the comments still hold…and Scrap Short Term Visas to Ghana is still on hold, unfortunately! Yes, “Are you serious. So this is Ghana?” was posted as a comment after this picture on photographer Yaw Pare’s RANDOM GHANA PICS. Here is […]

HOOTING/HONKING-a Ghana/Canada conundrum

September 22, 2014

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…..call it what you will. Ya, got to read this article entitled West Island man fined $162 after stopping police for illegal turn about a Montreal, Quebec, Canada man who stopped a cop car which made a wrong left turn….unbelievable! What gets me coming from my Ghana hooting heaven is the $162.00 fine the cops […]

HAPPY INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE GHANA

September 21, 2014

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HAPPY INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE! On the SCRAP SHORT TERM TOURIST VISAS TO GHANA, I posted an image created by a young fellow from Bawku, Upper East Region, Ghana. Bawku, albeit a small isolated community, is almost always in the public eye for the wrong reasons…a violent chieftaincy dispute has raged there for years. Click […]

SOUTH AFRICAN TOURISM; A REAL ROLE MODEL FOR GHANA TOURISM

September 20, 2014

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Today, it’s two ‘Links I Like’ I’d like to comment on. They concern new visa travel regulations that affect children travelling to and from South Africa. They were drafted to protect children and were to come into effect on October 1, 2014. Here’s the first link entitled Holy Moly, South Africa’s New Entry Rules for […]

IMF Mission Starts Discussions with Ghanaian Authorities on Possible Program

September 18, 2014

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Originally posted on Business in Ghana:
Press Release No. 14/424 September 16, 2014 At the request of the Ghanaian authorities, a team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will visit Accra on September 16–25 to conduct discussions on a possible IMF-supported program. On August 8, IMF Management received a formal request from the Ghanaian authorities to initiate…

R is for Reciprocity. Let it start with Ghana!

September 18, 2014

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Here’s another ‘Link I like’ article and again it’s on tourism and a particular aspect of tourism…you guessed it VISAS! The article is called “Here are 63 Countries You Can Travel to with No Visa from Ghana”. http://buzzghana.com/63-countries-can-travel-visa-ghana/ Here’s my comment when I posted it on the Scrap Short Term Tourist Visas to Ghana Facebook […]