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General News of Tuesday, 19 February 2008

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Bush arrives in Accra

... Flights to & from KIA rescheduled
President George W. Bush arrived in Ghana on Tuesday on the fourth leg of a five-nation tour of Africa aimed at highlighting U.S. support for health, education and democracy in the world's poorest continent.

Air Force One, carrying Bush and his wife Laura, touched down at Accra's Kotoka international airport. In a two-day visit, the U.S. leader is due to meet Ghanaian President John Kufuor on Wednesday before flying on to Liberia.

Bush was met by his host President John Kufuor, and the two left the airport immediately.

The two leaders are expected to discuss regional security, the African Union and issues linked to trade at a meeting on Wednesday morning. President George Bush will stay in Accra with his wife Laura for two nights and two days - the longest stop over in the tour.

Bush's tour began Saturday and has also included Benin and Tanzania. He will visit Liberia as well

Flight schedules at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra would not follow the normal pattern on Tuesday, February 19, because of Bush's arrival in the evening.

Investigations by the GNA have revealed that movement of aircraft would come to a halt between 1600 hours and 2000 hours on Tuesday. This also means that there would be no departures or arrivals of aircraft at the airport.

President Bush is due in Accra at about 1930 hours from Rwanda for a three-day visit on the penultimate leg of his five-nation African tour. He has also visited Benin and Tanzania and would leave for Liberia on Thursday morning.

A number of US jets and cargo aircraft can be seen on the tarmac as part of preparations for his arrival.

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