JUMIA TRAVEL LAUNCHES: ‘HOSPITALITY REPORT’ TO HELP BOOST TOURISM SECTOR

JUMIA TRAVEL LAUNCHES: ‘HOSPITALITY REPORT’ TO HELP BOOST TOURISM SECTOR. Jumia Travel, Africa’s leading online hotel booking website has launched its Hospitality Report for Ghana to help Tourism & Hospitality in the country. “Being Africa’s leading online travel agent brings an added responsibility to provide the best services at the most unbeatable rates. In a country which is renowned to be a pacesetter in many facets of Africa’s developing economy, Ghana is a great part of our overall contribution to African development particularly in Tourism and Hospitality. Ghana has great potential in Tourism & Hospitality and we are devoted in using the internet and technology to grow the industry and




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HOSPITALITY REPORT FOR GHANA LAUNCHED

HOSPITALITY REPORT FOR GHANA LAUNCHED. Jumia Travel, Africa’s leading online hotel booking website has outdoored it’s Hospitality Report for Ghana at an event in Accra. “Being Africa’s leading online travel agent brings an added responsibility to provide the best services at the most unbeatable rates. In a country which is renowned to be a pacesetter in many facets of Africa’s developing economy, Ghana is a great part of our overall contribution to African development particularly in Tourism and Hospitality. Ghana has great potential in Tourism & Hospitality and we are devoted in using the internet and technology to grow the industry and impact lives’’ – Paul Midy – CEO Jumia




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HOW DID A NON-GHANAIAN KIDNAPPER USE GHANAIAN PASSPORT IN HIS NEFARIOUS ACTIVITIES?

HOW DID A NON-GHANAIAN KIDNAPPER USE GHANAIAN PASSPORT IN HIS NEFARIOUS ACTIVITIES?. Mr. Ali-Naakyea Abdallah is a legal practitioner and a specialist in taxation. Clearly, He is a busy man being the managing partner of Ali Naakyea and Associates, but he has refused to be a spectator but a full citizen being critical on issues of national importance, yes bordering on economic, social and security issues. He has the right to highlight the arrest of a Nigerian most notorious kidnapper in West Africa using Ghanaian passport with properties in Ghana. He praised the Ghanaian media particularly T.V 3 for telecasting the news and was full of praise for the Ghanaian




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NIGERIAN KIDNAPPER HAS PROPERTIES IN ACCRA; HOLDS GHANAIAN PASSPORT (VIDEO)

NIGERIAN KIDNAPPER HAS PROPERTIES IN ACCRA; HOLDS GHANAIAN PASSPORT (VIDEO). It has emerged that a notorious Nigerian kidnapper who was arrested last week in Nigeria has a Ghanaian passport apart from owning properties in Ghana. The Nigerian Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Kpotun Idris, who made this known on Tuesday in Accra, said the wife and children of Chikwudubem Onwuamadike, popularly known as Evans by Nigerians were hiding in Ghana. The Nigerian IGP said Evans apart from kidnapping has also confessed to being a former drug trafficker charged his ransom in dollars.The Nigeian IGP made the revelation at the ongoing West Africa National Security Conference in Accra. “Last week, we arrested a




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WOYOME GRAGS AG TO AFRICAN COURT OF JUSTICE OVER HUMAN RIGHTS

WOYOME GRAGS AG TO AFRICAN COURT OF JUSTICE OVER HUMAN RIGHTS. Businessman Mr Alfred Agbesi Woyome has dragged the Attorney General to the African Court of Justice in Arusha, Tanzania, in the matter of the Gh¢51.2million, he owes the state. According to him, he was of the view that the Supreme Court of Ghana violated his human rights when it ruled that he should refund the Gh¢51.2million which he obtained through court processes to the state. In April this year, Mr Woyome initiated a similar action at the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), arguing that the judgment debt paid to him by the past




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EATP: PUSHING EAST AFRICA’S TOURISM AGENDA

EATP: PUSHING EAST AFRICA’S TOURISM AGENDA. Cross border movement across the East African region has realized an average year on year growth of 2% since 2014. This is according to the East African Tourism Platform, which while marking 5 years of existence, notes that in 2015 the number of regional tourist arrivals from within the EAC member states was approximately 852,000 representing 65% of tourism arrivals. This is chiefly attributed to the single tourist visa. More than 10,000 EATVs valued at US$ 1.5 Million have been sold in Kenya, Rwanda, and Uganda. “We have played a critical role in the pursuance of a Single Destination Brand Showcasing East Africa as




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MOBILE-FIRST EXPERIENCE IN THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY

MOBILE-FIRST EXPERIENCE IN THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY. A report by IDC (International Data Center) indicates that Africa has steadily recorded an increased shipment of smartphones in every quarter, and the market is expected to double in volume, accounting for a third of all handset shipments by end of 2017. This will further bolster the number of customers preferring to make their purchases via the device, again reiterating on the need for ecommerce players to adapt a mobile first strategy into their operations. A recently released Hospitality Report by Jumia Travel also shows that 68% and 51% of the customers prefer to book and search for accommodation via their smartphones respectively, as




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EVEN IF YOU OFFER ME $10 MILLION, I WILL NEVER PERFORM AT DENKYIRE OBUASI – SHATTA WALE

EVEN IF YOU OFFER ME $10 MILLION, I WILL NEVER PERFORM AT DENKYIRE OBUASI – SHATTA WALE. The Africa Dancehall Hit Maker, Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jnr, popularly known in the Showbiz industry as Shatta Wale has disclosed unequivocally that no amount of money would convince him to perform at Denkyira Obuasi “Not even $10 million will convince me because money is the root of all evil,” he added. The Reggae Dancehall artiste made this utterances during “Entertainment Review” Show on Peace FM over the weekend. According to him, he has blacklisted Denkyira Obuasi, and he will never go there because of their atrocities and wickedness. The most painful aspect




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DC DEMENTOR FROWNS AGAINST MAJOR MAHAMA’S LYNCHING

DC DEMENTOR FROWNS AGAINST MAJOR MAHAMA’S LYNCHING. The Colombian artiste, Dc Dementor has totally frown against the recent lynching of the late Major Maxwell Adams Mahama. This he said, his death has indeed hit the four corners of the world. The Colombian artiste made this remark as he mourned with Ghanaians during the weekend. According him, in order to avoid the recurrence of such barbaric and atrocious act in the country; there is a need for justice to prevail. He also warned Ghanaians desist from mob killings; and rather love one another. BY: ANGELA AABAWBIO/GHANAMEDIAWORLD.COM DISCLAIMER: “The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do




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PRESIDENT AKUFO-ADDO, UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT CONFER IN NEW YORK

PRESIDENT AKUFO-ADDO, UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT CONFER IN NEW YORK. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has stated in New York that Ghana seeks to achieve the 2030 United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), by way of a strong industrial growth. He stressed that the country was entering a new era when industrial transformation would be the major driver of the economy. The President made the statement when he called on Mr Peter Thomson, the President of the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly, at the UN building in New York, USA, last Friday. With Ghana’s economy largely dependent on the production and export of raw materials for many years,




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GHANAIAN FOOTBALLER HANDED TWO-YEAR JAIL TERM FOR RAPING WIFE

GHANAIAN FOOTBALLER HANDED TWO-YEAR JAIL TERM FOR RAPING WIFE. A Swedish court on Friday sentenced Ghanaian football player in Sweden’s second division to two years in prison for raping and beating his wife. After serving his sentence, 22-year-old Kwame Bonsu, who played for the Gefle IF club, will be expelled from the Scandinavian country where he has lived in since 2013, the Gavle District Court said. Bonsu will also not be allowed to return to the country in the next ten years unless pardoned.Gefle on Friday said Bonsu was dismissed from the team with immediate effect. he will also have to pay 245,000 kronor (at least 25,000 euros, $28,000) in




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