Kamala Harris, the Vice President of the United States of America, has stated her intention to strengthen her country’s connection with Ghana and other African countries.
She made this remark as she arrived at Accra’s Kotoka International Airport to begin her Africa tour.
The goal, she says, is to convene dialogues that will develop opportunities in many areas across the continent.
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Kamala Harris emphasized the importance of Africa in global development issues in her first address.
“During this trip, I intend to focus on increasing investments on the continent and facilitating economic growth and opportunity, particularly in the areas of economic empowerment of women and girls.”
“Youth entrepreneurship empowerment, digital inclusion, and support for the work that must be done to increase food security, including adaptation to the effects of the climate crisis,” she stated on Sunday.
Harris stated that she is looking forward to meeting with the various heads of state in order to “build on the previous meetings I have had with each of them to strengthen democracy and good governance, promote peace and security, build on long-term economic growth, and strengthen our business ties.”
“I also hope to meet with entrepreneurs, artists, students, and farmers during this visit to witness firsthand the extraordinary innovation and creativity that is taking place on this continent and inspiring the rest of the world,” she said.
On March 26, 2023, US Vice President Kamala Harris arrived in Accra.
She was accompanied by her husband, Douglas Emhoff, and other top US government officials.
Madam Harris was greeted at the Kotoka International Airport by Ghana’s Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, amid traditional drumming and cheers from some school children.
Her next destinations after Accra will be Tanzania and Zambia.
Sources: Myjoyonline, Ministry of Information