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General News of Sunday, 2 September 2018


China plays 'Oye' on Akufo-Addo state visit

President Nana Akufo-Addo is in China on a state visit. President of China Xi Jinping held talks with Akufo-Addo at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Saturday.

But not before the Chinese served a musical treat to the President who has said one of his favourite song remains 'Oye' - 'He is good'.

And the Chinese police band surprised Ghana's president with a rendition that should lighten up Akufo-Addo ahead of bilateral talks.

The president is expected to finalise an 'infrastructure-for-bauxite' agreement which will see the Chinese government construct $2bn worth of roads, hospitals, bridges and other infrastructure in exchange for access to Ghana's bauxite deposits.

The two governments appear to find this arrangement good news perhaps the reason for playing the popular local Ghanaian song which contains lines like ' I have heard some good news'.