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Airport reopening will fast-track AfCFTA – Chamber for Tourism Industry

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The world continues to battle with the COVID-19 pandemic several months after the first case was confirmed in Wuhan in the Hubei Province of China. As of August 31st, the Ghana Health Service has confirmed a total of 44,298 cases with a whooping 42,963 recoveries/discharges. 276 of the infected people had underlying health conditions and have died. There are currently 1,059 active cases of COVID-19.

 

In spite of the pandemic, nations have begun easing strict measures that were put in place during the initial surge of cases. In Ghana, the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Tuesday, August 30, on his 16th State-of-the-Nation address on COVID-19, announced the opening of the country’s borders. Despite the borders opening up to international flights, the President announced that measures have been put in place to ensure the safety of its citizens, and ensure that no new cases are brought into the country, while attempting to bring life back to normalcy.

 

According to the Chamber’s CEO, Prince Ntiamoah Boampong, the reopening of the borders comes at a crucial time when plans are far advanced for the African Continental Free Trade  Area (AfCFTA) scheduled for January 2021. The AfCFTA is set to cover a market of about 1.2billion people, and a gross domestic product (GDP) of $2.5 trillion across all 55 African Union member states. The reopening also allows for a proper testing of all the structures requisite for the trade in January next year. Mr. Ntiamoah Boampong noted:

 

“For us as a tourism institution, we are excited about this because that means we can prepare adequately for the full operations of the African Continental Free Trade office. It also shows us that visitors can come from different countries, in and out, and test the robustness of our airport and operations post-Covid and see how we can block all the loopholes that come with any challenges associated with AfCFTA’s operations.

 

“After our Africa Digitization Conference On Tourism and Trade webinar, I believe we have opened the door for trade conversations to be institutionalised and intensified. Almost every country on the continent had virtually gone on break so for AfCFTA’s host country to open its borders is a clear indication that we are open for business. That’s welcoming news for Ghana and AfCFTA.

 

“Trade and tourism are intertwined and inter-linked, and Ghana being a destination for these two activities would  quickly help our failing tourism industry to rise up again,” the Chamber’s CEO concluded.

 

Regarding international arrivals protocols at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra, all visiting passengers will have to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result, taken not more than 72 hours before departure to Ghana. Passengers disembarking from flights are required to wear face masks. Mandatory tests will be done upon arrival at the airport terminal, for persons over the age of five, with results provided within 30 minutes. Passengers who test positive will be handed to health authorities for further clinical assessment and management. Passengers who test negative, however, will be allowed to go on their duties, but are required, like the rest of the nation, to observe current health protocols such as the wearing of face masks, and maintaining social distancing protocols.

 

Speaking on the reopening of the borders, the Chamber for Tourism Industry Ghana’s COO, Angela Akua Asante, told Citi Business News last week that although the Chamber looks forward to the borders reopening, and the positive impact it will have on the tourism industry, it is hoped that health protocols will continue to be adhered to.

 

“We need to continue with all those safety protocols so that the arrival of tourists is not going to create so much excitement that people forget to put their nose masks on, to practice social distancing and all of that,” Ms. Asante stressed upon.

 

“On the other hand, once we’re able to apply self-discipline and make this work, then this is going to be great for all of us. There’s a lot of excitement because businesses in the tourism sector are now able to project some growth after the last few months which have been quite difficult and quiet for them.

 

“We at CTI Ghana are quite positive about the direction that Ghana’s tourism sector is taking, and it is our duty -and my duty also as the Chief Operating Officer- to continue to cooperate with the Ministry, and also with the Ghana Tourism Authority to create a safe and prosperous environment for all of us,” she added.

 

About the Chamber for Tourism Industry Ghana (CTI Ghana)

 

The Chamber for Tourism Industry Ghana is a Ghanaian registered company operating in the tourism environment. CTI Ghana’s aim is to provide leadership and serve as a voice for the industry. Our activities also include — but are not limited to — the provision of strong research, advocacy collaborations, empowerment, international partnership, and trainings. The Chamber was established to help industry players build a high quality, sustainable, and eco-friendly Tourism Environment across all regions in Ghana.

If you’d like to get in touch with the Chamber for Tourism Industry Ghana or receive the full data for the Tourism Statistical Fact Sheet 2019, email info@ctighana.org or info@adcott.org or Whatsapp +233 24 498 9012.

 

Source: CTI Ghana

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Dr. Thomas Mensah, Dentaa Amoateng, H.E Anne-Sophie and 9 Mind-Blowing Speakers Shared Ideas at TEDxSpintex Hosted by Hyperlink Africa

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The most anticipated TEDxSpintex happened on Friday night at the Untamed Empire. A night of mind-blowing ideas shared on the TEDx stage. (more…)

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This Week On Twitter: Eloswag wins BBNaija HoH again, Twitter launches ‘Spotlight Location’, Chirp Dev Challenge and many more

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Get the latest news in music, movies, sports, entertainment and more on Twitter. Here is a recap of some of the trending stories during this week on #TwitterGhana.

Twitter “Spotlight Location” offers business presence for professionals

Professionals, be it content creators, small business or big brands can now strengthen their presence and showcase their products to customers on Twitter to drive results that move their business forward. Here is a Tweet by the social networking platform on how it’s making this possible through its latest feature known as ‘Location Spotlight’. Some media outlets such as Ameyaw Debrah has  Tweeted about this amazing feature. It is indeed a great time to be a content creator on Twitter!

 

 

Chirp Developer Challenge x Twitter is on!

The Chirp Dev Challenge is on and developers across Ghana are encouraged to join in for a chance to win great prizes valued at over $520,000 and be featured at the Chirp Developer Conference on November 16 in San Francisco. Hacklab Foundation shared a Tweet on how to participate by sharing your innovative idea building an app using Twitter’s API v2 to unlock new experiences for people on Twitter. Give it a go and inspire other developers! #ChirpDevChallenge.

 

BBNaija 2022: Eloswag wins HoH again with seven housemates up for possible eviction

It’s getting hot in Biggie House as housemates from level 1 & 2 battle out for the Head of the House (HoH) title each week. Eloswag has yet again won the week 4 Level Up HoH. Big Brother this time around gave the Head of House an opportunity to nominate from Level 1 or Level 2 house and he chose level 2. Eloswag nominated Kess, Modella, Chizzy, Pharmsavvy,  Kess, Daniella, Amaka, and Groovy. Watch highlights of Eloswag’s nominations via this video. A BBN fan commenting on Twitter said, “Eloswag will be wondering why 7 people this time around”. Meanwhile, you’re missing out if you haven’t followed ShowmaxNG where you can get all the daily highlights and gist happening on the reality show. Good job Eloswag!

Read AlsoThis week on #TwitterGhana: Big Ivy Returns, Kofi Balmer’s signing by Crystal Palace excites Ghanaians and Many More

 

Global Citizen Festival is coming to Accra

Get ready for an epic line up of musicians including Usher, Gyakie and Sarkodie as they take the stage on September 24 at Black Star Square when the Global Citizen Africa festival comes to Accra. The movement, which aims to change the world through music and address some of the world’s biggest issues, made the announcement via this  tweet on their official Twitter handle. Start getting your dance moves ready people!

Asamoah Gyan targets Black Stars Return at Qatar 2022

In an exciting interview with BBC World Service Sport, Ghana’s football legend, Asamoah_Gyan told John Bennett of his dreams to be called to play at the World Cup in Qatar which stirred up varied reactions from netizens. The football icon shared that though he hasn’t spoken to the leadership of the Ghana Black Stars, he has started training. Here is a snippet of the interview. Reacting to the news, Social Media influencer @AsieduMends tweeted asking Ghanaians about their thoughts. Citi Sports also Tweeted. Catch more of the heated reactions by football fans here.

 

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Everything you need to know about Delta 8 Pre-rolls

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Delta 8 is getting in popular among cannabis producers, especially with edibles and, more specifically, Gummies. Delta 8 items are more and more being added to customers’ shopping carts due to new flavors being developed and more concentrated versions being created. Before we get to the top (and the top of our customers’) brands, it’s crucial to learn more regarding Delta 8 products in general.

What is Delta 8?

Delta 8 THC can be a natural substance found in hemp in very small amounts but is converted in the lab with CBD in greater quantities for use in various products. Due to the fact that Delta 8 is derived from hemp chemicals, it is legal in our federal government. Federal law bans products that have over 0.3 percent Delta 9 THC but there is no restriction on Delta 8.

The most popular type of THC cannabinoid in marijuana is beta 9, also known as delta 9. That’s why marijuana is known to have health benefits as well as a powerful psychoactive effect, but also with adverse effects such as anxiety, and paranoia. CBD is well-known for its renowned reputation of offering health benefits (sleep issues, anxiety, general well-being, body pain) which you can take pleasure in without the mental jitters or the high from THC.

Delta 8 has pros and cons, what are they?

It has garnered a dedicated audience due to the fact that it gives a psychoactive high, but also has health benefits. It is possible to eliminate certain negative side effects by using Delta 9 (paranoia and anxiety). While Delta 9 does not produce as much intoxication as Delta 9 (less intoxication), it is equally potent.

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However, it’s distinct. It may bring euphoric physical relaxation, as well as mental peace to your mind. You can learn more about Delta 8 THC in our full blog on its benefits.

The advantages of the use of DELTA 8

The utilization of Delta 8, in general, is a fantastic way to reap the advantages of THC in addition to an intense high in psychoactive levels without the unpleasant negative consequences like anxiety or anxiety. Certain benefits include the ability to relax, stimulate your appetite, and anxiety-reducing anti-inflammatory effects that keep your mind in a state of calm. It’s high but without blurred vision.

Delta 8 Pre-rolls

Infused with delta-8, delta-8 pre-rolls are made from hemp flower infused with delta-8 (CBD or CBG flower). The most sought-after pre-rolls consist of pre-rolled cigarettes.

What are the purposes that Delta 8 pre-rolls do?

Delta 8 THC creates the same euphoric effects but is not as strong as Delta 9. Delta 8 prerolls. The one you prefer the most will provide the same benefits as our most loved ones, but they’re completely different! The most frequent outcomes are happiness as well as joy and relief from physical pain.

Conclusion

Delta-8 pre-rolls are a great way to experience the pleasure of the Delta-8 flower, without the need to make the flower roll by yourself. They are particularly beneficial to those just beginning to discover cannabis and don’t have experience in rolling smokeable items, however, everyone can benefit from the ease of pre-rolls. If you want to know more about delta 8 pre-rolls then visit indacloud.co

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Guest Blog: Our qualified doctors of pharmacy have not been paid for 7 months

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The Doctor of Pharmacy Programme or PharmD as it is popularly called is a professional doctorate pharmacy programme that involves 6 years of training in an accredited institution which enables one to become a licensed pharmacist by the Pharmacy Council of Ghana (in this case) or an approved body (which is country specific) in order to work in the clinical space. (more…)

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Hollard and Melcom Celebrate Five Thousand Policies in Two Years of Partnership

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Hollard and Melcom Celebrate Five Thousand Policies in two years of partnership. Since partnering to make insurance more accessible to Ghanaians through a Shop and Insure initiative, insurance group Hollard Ghana, with subsidiaries Hollard Insurance and Hollard Life, is marking two years of partnership with retail giant, Melcom. (more…)

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Fascinated by the new HUAWEI nova Y70? We answer all your questions here!

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Huawei’s latest HUAWEI nova Y70 has done something amazing that not many other entry-level phones on the market can brag about. It has put together so many solid features on a single device but at an attractive price. The phone comes with an incredible 6000mAh battery, an expansive 6.75-inch display, a great trio of cameras, and more. Here’s everything you need to know about this new smartphone.

How long can we expect the battery to last on a single charge?

As you already know, the HUAWEI nova Y70 comes with a huge 6000mAh battery. That’s huge even for a 2022 smartphone. The benefit of having such a big battery is that it can last for 3 days on a single full charge. What’s even more amazing is that it supports 22.5W HUAWEI SuperCharge to help you fill-up the large battery in no time. You will be hard-pressed to find such an amazing combination at this price point.

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Is the display good for gaming and watching movies?

The HUAWEI nova Y70 features a large 6.75-inch HUAWEI FullView Display that’s great for watching videos. The high screen to body ratio of 90.26% also helps you focus on the content leaving little around the screen to distract you. The phone also adopts a classic flat screen with a single punch hole in the middle to present a simple yet stylish design.

For gamers, the smartphone’s screen also supports an industry-leading 10-point Multi-touch technology to provide a fast response time even when using multi-finger gestures. To reduce the burden on the eyes, HUAWEI nova Y70 also features smart dimming, a luminous screen, an e-book mode, as well as a video quality enhancement feature to further improve the visual experience.

How good are the cameras on the HUAWEI nova Y70?

If you are looking for a smartphone with great cameras to explore your creativity, then the HUAWEI nova Y70’s AI Triple Camera is all you need. It features a 48MP High-res Main Camera, a 120° 5MP Ultra-Wide Angle Camera and a 2MP Depth Camera. Thanks to the f/1.8 aperture of the 48MP High-res Main Camera, it allows for more light when shooting resulting in clean-looking photos. Coupled with the optimised Huawei algorithms, HUAWEI nova Y70 greatly enhances the quality of captured images, ensuring every shot is of optimal quality, even when taking pictures against the light.

The 5MP Ultra-Wide Angle Camera helps you easily fit more content in one frame. The 2MP Depth Camera works with the innovative bokeh algorithm to blur the background, allowing your subject to stand out. The 8MP front camera also supports the bokeh effect to blur the background when taking selfies. Huawei’s AI Beauty algorithm can capture selfies in crisp detail with a natural beautifying effect and intelligently improve issues like image sharpness and digital noise to preserve details in your selfies.

What does the 128GB of storage space mean in real-life usage?

The 128GB storage capacity on the HUAWEI nova Y70 is going to be sufficient for the vast majority of people out there. To put it into perspective, you will easily be able to store up to 170 episodes of a drama series, 20,000 high-quality songs and over 60 HD movies on the phone. However, the phone caters even to those heavy users who need extra storage. The HUAWEI nova Y70 supports up to 512GB storage capacity when using MicroSD cards, allowing them to store everything they want in their phone. It is also equipped with EROFTS super file compression technology to easily download your favourite songs, videos, and games.

The trusted, innovative, user-friendly and secure AppGallery is available on the HUAWEI nova Y70, where users can easily navigate, explore, find and download a wide range of high-quality apps.

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