Ghanaian newspapers on Friday focused on President John Dramani Mahama's call on the Chinese government to release the rest of the $3billion loan credit to enable the country complete her gas infrastructure project.The Ghanaian Times went to town with a banner headline declaring Â€śLET THE LOAN FLOW Â€¦Â€¦ Pres asks for rest of $3bn Chinese loanÂ€ splashing pictures of President Mahama and Chinese Foreign Minister, Yi Wang in a handshake on its front page. The second most widely circulated newspaper in Ghana went on to report that President Mahama had asked the China Development Bank to expedite the release of the rest of the loan to Ghana to support infrastructural development. According to the paper, President Mahama pointed out to Mr. Wang that Ghana has received only about $600milion from the $3billion loan, while the country continues to pay commitment fees on the whole loan. The Daily Graphic Newspaper also went out with the front page headline Â€śExpedite action on release of Chinese loan-PrezÂ€ splashing similar pictures on its front page. It reported the same appeal from President Mahama to the Chinese. According to the paper, the Chinese Foreign Minister in his remarks said the CDB team would address all the challenges confronting the loan during their visit to Ghana next week. The loan was contracted by former Ghanaian President John Evan Atta Mills in 2010 when he made a historic trip to China and Japan . The loan was to be used for gas infrastructure and other developmental projects.
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