MELANIA Trump, the First Lady of the United States of America has expressed her appreciation to the warm reception by the people of Ghana during her two-day solo state visit.
On the first day, Melania Trump was welcomed with a traditional dance at the Kotoka International airport and escorted into the country officially by Ghana’s First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo.
The two First Ladies visited the Greater Accra Regional Hospital, where Melania Trump donated hampers, teddy bears to the sick children on admission and phototherapy machine to the hospital, which will be used to treat jaundice in newborn babies.
Later in the afternoon, the First Lady of the United States had tea at the Jubilee House and met with staff of the American Embassy in Ghana.
On the second day, the First Lady of the United States visited Cape Coast, the Central Regional capital, where she met and interacted briefly with the chief, Osabarima Kwesi Atta II, and his elders, before taking a private tour at the former slave fort called Cape Coast Castle.
Melania Trump described her visit to Cape Coast as impactful and a solemn reminder of a time in our history that should never be forgotten after she was told the horror story of how slaves were kept at the fort before they were shipped to the Caribbean.
Melania Trump‘s trip to Ghana was organized by USAID, as part of her ‘Be Best’ campaign, which aims to improve child welfare, especially when it comes to online behavior and addiction to opioids.
The First Lady of the United States will also visit Malawi, Kenya, and Egypt to complete her week-long visit to Africa.