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HAPPY 57TH GHANA! WHO DOES HE THINK HE IS?

March 6, 2014

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(Today, this image appeared on the Scrap Short Term Tourist Visas to Ghana page. A thank you to active scrapper, Hayford Siaw) March sixth marks Ghana’s 57th birthday and I’ve celebrated 23 of them here in Ghana and another 20 in spirit while living in Canada preparing for our return…. Now, to the post… March […]

DR. PAPA KWESI NDUOM, PUBLIC FIGURE, COMES OUT

February 24, 2014

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……as a hotelier! This is a follow-up on a recent previous post entitled “GHANAIAN TOURISM, THE FOREIGN EXCHANGE CRISIS AND PAPA KWESI NDUOM” First, Pa Kwesi complains about foreign hotel chains getting incentives that he, as a local hotel chain owner, doesn’t get: “We even import services. When our governments need investment banking advice, road […]

FOUR VILLAGES INN: THE NUMBERS

August 25, 2013

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Probably my hotelier friends will think I’m crazy. What business owner divulges his numbers? But remember madinghana a.k.a. Four Villages is a migrant coming from the teaching profession, the public sector, and this is his first foray in the business world, the private sector. Well, I do this revealing on the occasion of the implementation […]

GHANA: NATIONAL TOURISM REWARDS: AFTER

August 8, 2013

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Back from the launching and have had time to reflect…. It was a media launch and I wished the M.C. had asked for a show of hands how many members of the media were present. It seemed like there were a lot of my colleagues from the Ashanti hospitality industry. From left to right at […]

GHANA: NATIONAL TOURISM AWARDS-BEFORE

August 7, 2013

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Today in a couple of hours I am attending the Regional Media Launch of the National Tourism Awards here in Kumasi. The invitation reads: “The Tourism Awards ceremony was instituted to reward deserving industry players in the rural, district and regional capitals whose activities have impacted positively on tourism development in Ghana.” Well, no awards […]

I got to work: SCRAP SHORT TERM TOURIST VISAS TO GHANA for jobs!

May 25, 2013

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On May 1 Workers’ Day, I started a FB Group and a Change.Org petition called SCRAP SHORT TERM TOURIST VISAS TO GHANA. Here’s the blog post! I chickened out sending the group link to the G.I.S., but they know…as I’ve heard from two independent sources that it has caused a stir to put it mildly. […]

NO POLITICAL WILL TO DEVELOP TOURISM: THEORY NO. 7

March 8, 2013

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It’s early on the morning of International Women’s Day, March 8, 2013. 6:30 am breakfast because guests, two parties, are both taking early morning planes to Accra. What else they have in common is that they both once used Kumasi’s big “International Standards – Local flavours” hotel, but have now switched over to the real […]

GHANA TOURISM AUTHORITY: REGULATE VAT EXCLUSIVE RATES

October 12, 2012

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This post is prompted by a comment that came from a hotel in India no less following the post Response to the Ghana Hotels Association’s Appeal to Forgo Tax “I believe that the Ghana Tourism Authority should monitor Ghana’s hotel’s quotation of rates insisting that they are VAT exclusive. Hotels …” Little do the folks […]

KOFI ANNAN’S QUOTE

October 7, 2012

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Kofi Atta Annan is a Ghanaian diplomat who served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations, from 1 January 1997 to 31 December 2006. Born in Kumasi (note madinghana’s city now) April 8, 1938 (age 74) I have an iPad. I just downloaded the TED TALK and the TED BOOKS apps. This morning I […]

FOUR VILLAGES INN HELPS PROMOTE ADANWOMASE KENTE VILLAGE

October 2, 2012

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Recently, on my good news blog, www.fourvillagesinn.wordpress.com, I posted a celebration of Adanwomase, a kente village located just outside Kumasi, a favourite with Four Villages Inn tourists. On Saturday, I took guests there and while guide Raphael was taking my visitors around the village, I had a chat with Eric, the officer in charge. He […]

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