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Transport Minister slams NDC gov’t for ‘wasting’ BRT money

The Ministry for Transport has slammed the Mahama government for what it calls the previous administration’s shoddy implementation of the Bus Rapid Transit system in Accra. According to the Minister for Transport, Kwaku Ofori Asiamah, about $100 million was secured as a loan from the World Bank for the BRT project,  but was not put to good use by the previous ...

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New GAPTE Board charged to investigate Aayalolo’s indebtedness

The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development has charged the newly-inaugurated Board of the Greater Accra Passenger Transport Executive (GAPTE), to investigate the circumstances under which the management of the Aayalolo buses accrued huge debts, particularly in relation to the purchase of fuel. According to them, the Board must probe the structure and the mode of fuel distribution for the buses. ...

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Aayalolo to begin trips from Adenta with 45 buses

The Greater Accra Passenger Transport Executive (GAPTE), managers of the Quality Bus system (QBS), popularly known as ‘Aayalolo’, will soon extend its operations to Adenta, a suburb of Accra. The QBS, which started in October 2016, plying the Amasaman to Accra stretch, has been fraught with a lot of challenges, especially with the limited designated lanes. Over 100 of the 245 ...

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Aayalolo Bus Service trains 60 women drivers

Scania Ghana in collaboration with Greater Accra Passenger Transport Executive (GAPTE) are set to train sixty female bus drivers as a means of employment creation. According to the Chief Executive Officer of GAPTE, Sampson Gyamenah, women must embrace new opportunities hence the project to train female drivers. Addressing the bus driver trainees, Mr.  Gyamenah urged the women to be serious ...

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Gov’t to purchase 800 new buses for MMT, STC

Government will soon purchase 800 new buses for the Metro Mass Transit and Inter-City State Transport Corporation (ISCT). The Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori Atta who revealed this in Parliament on Monday said in all 200 of the buses will operate on compress natural gas while the 600 others will operate on diesel. “…As part of Government’s effort to improve ...

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Aayalolo making losses after 8 months of operation

Managers of the Quality Bus System (QBS) in Accra, have revealed that the programme is still operating at a loss, about eight months since commercial services commenced in the capital, Accra. Reports indicate that, about 197 out of the 245 Aayalolo buses imported into the country for the QBS, have not been used since 2016. The situation has led to ...

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Quality bus service to start full operations before October 31

The Quality Bus System service may not be able to meet the October 9 schedule for commencing full operation as they earlier assured but is certain to commence before the end of the month. The service, which commenced test operations last week suffered many setbacks including challenges with registering and insuring the buses as well as difficulty of drivers to ...

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Prostate cancer ‘may be a sexually transmitted disease’

Prostate cancer may be a sexually transmitted disease caused by a common yet often silent infection passed on during intercourse, scientists say – but experts say proof is still lacking. Although several cancers are caused by infections, Cancer Research UK says it is too early to add prostate cancer to this list. The University of California scientists tested human prostate cells in ...

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