Source: adomonline. com - The Director of Public Affairs of the Ghana Police Service, Superintendent Cephas Arthur, has said that any move by the Police to block all social media outlets in this year's election will be in the interest of the nation.

Source: Daily Graphic Ghana - Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has praised the Queen of Obogu, Nana Akua Pokua II, for selecting the right candidate to occupy the paramountcy of the Obogu Traditional Area.

He stressed that the queen did not select the candidate from her own royal lineage but rather looked beyond it to select a candidate from another royal gate who she felt was equally competent.

Figures released by international online hotel booking company, JOVAGO has indicated that the total contribution of Travel and Tourism to the GDP was around GHC 10.5 billion (US$2.7 billion) in 2015, representing 7.8% of the GDP. 

It is forecasted to rise by 2.4% in 2016. 

Source: citifmonline. com - The Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems (GHIPSS) has told Citi Business News it has intensified moves to integrate online payment company PayPal unto its platform to allow Ghanaians purchase goods and services online.

Source: GNA - The 14th edition of the International Arts and Handicrafts Fair of Ouagadougou has been launched in Accra with Ghana as the guest country for the exhibition on October 28 to November 6, 2016.

Source: thefinderonline. com - NZULEZU, the famous village that sits on water, is to go through a massive transformation, the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) has pledged.

The Western Regional Director of the authority, Michael Kpingbi, who made this known in an interview, said the wonder village, located in the Jomoro District of the Western Region, is one of the many tourism potentials in the country and deserves a facelift.

Source: B&FT - The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) is far advanced with the establishment of a data entry centre that will help to keep records of and track persons who enter the country as part of efforts to position the country as a safe, secure and clean tourism destination.

Nominations for the “Made in Ghana Awards” have opened in Accra. The awards, to be held in August this year, on the theme “Industrialization, the key Strategy to Accelerated Economic Development and Job Creation” will honor 30 most celebrated and outstanding made in Ghana products and services for the production of unique products and the delivery of efficient services.

A delegation of Turkish business entrepreneurs is in the country to explore areas of investment in the Ghanaian economy. 

Grouped under that country’s chamber of commerce and industries, the business delegation will explore avenues in areas such as health and spa tourism, construction of tourism facilities and rest stops, real estate, rental and sales, solar energy, marine drive and factories for the assembling agricultural equipment.

Earnings from tourism rose to $2 billion last year, about 500 per cent higher than the $369.17 million the country received from the export of crude oil within the same period, estimates from the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) have shown. 

This means the country’s earning from tourism was five times more than from oil exports. The strong growth in tourism revenue compared to that of oil exports confirms sentiments that tourism, if given the needed push, could overtake gold and cocoa to become the lead foreign exchange earner.