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SUNYANI: Review the hotel tariffs
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The Ghana Hotels Association has threatened to take legal action against the Copyright Society of Ghana (COSGA) over the new COSGA tariffs.
The Association noted with regret that COSGA failed to meet and
negotiate with it before fixing the 2011 new tariffs, which it described as very high.
Mr Philip Ntiamoah, National Financial Secretary of the Association, told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in Sunyani at the weekend that the association had held several meetings with the national executives of COSGA for the reduction of the tariffs but there has been no success.
He said “considering the current inflation trend, the only option left for the association is to seek legal action, for the reduction of the rates.”
He explained that hotels which had one to 10 rooms used to pay
GH¢ 5 per year but COSGA had increased it to GH¢ 50, a 500 percent
increase, whilst the association had proposed to pay GH¢ 25.
The new tariffs for hotels with 11 to 20 rooms and those with 21 to 30 rooms are GH¢ 60 and GH¢ 70 respectively, whiles the association has agreed to pay GH¢ 35 and GH¢ 50 tariffs respectively for those hotels, he added.
Mr Ntiamoah said that tariff for hotels with 31 to 40 rooms had been increased from GH¢ 12 to GH¢ 80 whilst those with 41 rooms and above had also been increased from GH¢ 15 to GH¢ 100.
He said the association also proposed to pay GH¢ 60 instead of
the GH¢ 80 and GH¢ 75 instead of the new GH¢ 100, saying such hotels were paying a tariff of GH¢ 12 and GH¢ 15 respectively.
A tariff for one star hotel with 11 to 20 rooms, which was GH¢ 30 per year, has been increased to GH¢ 250 whilst those with 21 rooms and above now attract GH¢ 300 instead of GH¢ 48 tariff.
With two star hotels, the financial secretary explained that tariffs for those with 11 to 20 rooms had been increased from GH¢ 39.60 to GH¢ 540 whilst those with 21 to 30 rooms had also been increased from GH¢ 63.36 to GH¢ 600.
He said the association had proposed to pay GH¢ 200 and GH¢ 320
for those hotels respectively.
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