China welcomes Akufo-Addo with ‘Oye’ song

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo last week left Ghana for a state visit in China.

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 songs remains ‘Oye’ literally means, ‘He (God) is good’.

And the Chinese police band surprised Ghana’s president with a rendition that lightened 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 appeared 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’.



Story: Edward BLAGOGEE

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