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Transportation in Ghana

  • Uber and African’s economic transformation

    BOTSWANA, 2017/10/16 WHEN Uber was initial established in 2009, its mission was to help people everywhere get a ride, safely, quickly and at the push of a button. Eight years later, that mission remains the same and Uber’s innovative, technology-driven business model is still fundamentally changing the way people think about conference their transport needs. For the completed four years, Uber has been delivering this same level of transformation across sub-Saharan Africa, SSA, and with additional than 1.8 million active riders using the app, Uber certainly has reason to celebrate its fourth anniversary on the continent this September. Uber And it’s not just Uber that has benefited from the stellar uptake of its convenient offering in Africa.
  • As it expands in Africa, Uber adapts to local markets and adopts cash payments

    BOTSWANA, 2016/07/24 While Uber continues its push into Africa the company is making allowances to local markets and testing incomparable service models users wouldn’t see in other parts of the globe. Anyone can presently use the mobile app to hail a car in 12 cities across South Africa, Nigeria,Uganda, Kenya, Morocco and Egypt…. And in all of those nations users can pay drivers in hard cash. The expansion, and adaptation to the realities of doing business on-the-ground in Africa, are in line with CEO Travis Kalanick’s commitment late last year to “a large push in Africa.”
  • Routes Africa forum aims to improve African air connectivity

    BOTSWANA, 2016/05/15  An event dedicated to the development of the African aviation industry will take place next month in Tenerife (26-28 June) to encourage the launch of new air services to, from and within the African continent. Routes Africa 2016 will help to improve African connectivity by bringing together airlines, airports and tourism authorities to discuss next air services. Around 250 route development professionals are expected to attend the forum which was founded ten years ago to stimulate increase in the industry.
  • The Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA)

    GHANA, 2014/11/03 The Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has proposed the placement of a cap on the age aircraft permitted to fly from the airspace controlled by Ghana, known as the Accra Flight Data Region, as a way of checking recent aviation incidents in the sub-region. Acting Deputy Director-General (Technical) of the GCAA, Martey Boye Atoklo, told the B&FT “we want to look at what's happening in other jurisdictions. Nigeria, for example, has a cap of 18 years and below. If an aircraft is over 18 years in Nigeria, it won't get an operating certificate.” “I think that as a country we have to look at it again, involve all the stakeholders and again come up with, it possible, a cap. For presently, there is no cap on ageing aircraft,” he added.
  • Ghana eyes Accra’s air hub potential

    GHANA, 2014/08/16 News that South African Airlines (SAA) looks to be homing in on Ghana as the majority likely location for a secondary hub should bolster the country’s efforts to carve a niche as a regional air transport centre.
  • Ghana government to ditch its plans to establish a national airline carrier.

    GHANA, 2013/08/25 Former Ghana Airways Board Member, Alhaji Asuma Banda has advised the Ghana government to ditch its plans to establish a national airline carrier. Speaking on the maiden edition of Joy News Exclusive, Alhaji Asuma Banda hinted that governments’ previous interventions in Ghana Airways and International airline and how poorly they ended up are clear signals that it is better to privatize the expensive venture of a national airline operation.
  • Ghana government to ditch its plans to establish a national airline carrier.

    GHANA, 2013/08/25 Former Ghana Airways Board Member, Alhaji Asuma Banda has advised the Ghana government to ditch its plans to establish a national airline carrier. Speaking on the maiden edition of Joy News Exclusive, Alhaji Asuma Banda hinted that governments’ previous interventions in Ghana Airways and International airline and how poorly they ended up are clear signals that it is better to privatize the expensive venture of a national airline operation.
  • Port expansion in Ghana to handle rising cargo

    GHANA, 2013/06/21 Ports in Ghana are struggling to keep up with the demands of the expanding economy, which are being fuelled by the rapidly developing energy industry and increasing domestic consumption. However, new investments being channelled into the maritime services sector should relieve some of the pressure. Domestic maritime trade is served by two ports: Tema, around 25 km east of Accra, the capital; and Takoradi, 230 km to the west. The two ports handle additional than 90% of the foreign-trade volume.
  • Threat to Kotoka Airport

    GHANA, 2013/06/03 Anyone who thinks that the internecine war between the Ghana Airports Company (GACL) and the Ghana Meteorological Agency (GMA) over a $2 million deficit allegedly owed the latter by the former is over, may be tickling himself and laughing at the same time. As the GACL has beckoned the GMA back into the boxing ring next a two-month lull, with a threat to dispense off with its services if the weather reading agency fails to justify the $2 million deficit it was demanding.
  • West African countries agree to build 6-lane Lagos-Abidjan highway

    BENIN, 2013/05/28 -Five West African nations have agreed to expand the Lagos-Abidjan highway into a six-lane track to, part other things, boost trade part them. The leaders of the five nations - Nigeria, Benin, Togo, Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire - met on the sideline of the ongoing 21st Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of National and Government of the African Union and agreed to commence the expansion project in 2014, an official statement from the Ghanaian presidency said on Sunday.