Importation of over a decade old cars banned in Ghana

Ghana has banned the importation of cars that are more than 10 years old into the country starting October, 2020. The ban on these cars are part of plans by the government to establish local car manufacturing plant in Ghana and the western part of Africa. The new law also provides import-duty rebates for companies…

Toyota Ghana introduces new models to its range of cars

One of Ghanas’ Automobile giants, Toyota Ghana, has released new car models into the Ghanaian market. The announcement was made at their ultra modern showroom on the Accra-Tema motorway. Introducing the cars, Takuya Kajiura, the Managing Director of Toyota Ghana indicated in his speech that “after years of research and customer survey, I am happy…

Covid-19 Pushes Pier 1 to close down

The brunt of Covid-19 seems far from over as huge brands and corporations are struggling to stay in business. Pier 1, a Texas-based omnichannel retail company that specializes in imported home furnishings and decor, particularly furniture, table-top items, decorative accessories, and seasonal decor has filed for bankruptcy in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Pier…

HOW TO USE YOUR LOCAL PUBLIC TRANSPORT AMIDST COVID-19 TRAUMA

The world has been plunged into a state uncertainty due to the nature of the deadly virus, Covid-19. The spread and deaths recorded so far exceeds 900,000 and 45,000 respectively. Affected countries and territories currently stands at 206 making it a real-world pandemic. The scare of the virus is likely to affect trade and movement….

Accra-bound BA flight seeking to evacuate UK nationals in Ghana returned

A British Airways bound flight to Ghana, was on Monday, March 23, returned to the UK despite initial permission given the British High Commission to evacuate some 360 UK nationals from Ghana to the UK. An initial agreement to a request by the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority said the approval was given by the inter-ministerial…

Prince Charles tests positive but ‘remains in good health’

The Prince of Edinburgh , Prince Charles, 71, is displaying mild symptoms “but otherwise remains in good health”, a spokesman said, adding that the Duchess of Cornwall, 72, has been tested but does not have the virus. Charles and Camilla are now self-isolating at Balmoral. Buckingham Palace said the Queen last saw her son, the…

The bravery of our Health Workers

A common enemy hits the world very hard, nations are throwing all arsenals and world leaders are at their wits end for solution. The world seem not prepared for such a disaster, nonetheless, the bravery of our front-line health workers have been impeccable. Urbanreel describes our health workers as ‘Valiant Combats’. They have shown courage,…

FIVE WAYS TRAVEL ENTHUSIAST CAN ENJOY NEW EXPERIENCE

When travel is banned and life comes to a halt, what alternative activity can keep us in wait? More countries have instituted a ban on travel as a means to curbing the spread of the Covid 19.  This has grounded world travel(air, land,sea) and inversely affecting world tourism and travel economy. Urbanreel curates interesting and…

Dr Thomas Mensah, The Fibre Optics Genius

Dr. Thomas Mensah is a world-renowned Ghanaian – American inventor and chemical engineer well-known for his pioneering innovations in fiber optics and nanotechnology. Thomas Mensah was born in Kumasi, Ghana in 1950. His father, J.K. Mensah, was a businessman who shipped cocoa products to chocolate manufacturers in France. Thomas was an exceptionally bright child, learning…

First ever free public transport in Luxembourg

Luxembourg has become the first country in the world to provide public transport for free. The small EU hub aims to boost tram, train and bus usage and rid itself of traffic jams blamed on commuters using private cars. Luxembourg Transport Minister Francois Bausch hailed a “great day” for the Grand Duchy, as it became the first…

Silver Star outdoors 3 new Peugeot models

  One of the market leaders in premium luxury automobiles, Silver Star Auto Limited (SSAL) launched three new Peugeot series- the 3008 SUV, 7-seat 5008 SUV and Pick-Up plus Citroen in Accra. The new Peugeot 5008 has an SUV look that has proven so irresistible to automobile enthusiasts and buyers. If you’re fed up with…