The speaker of United States congress, Nancy Pelosi is leading a delegation of American lawmakers to Ghana on Sunday.
The delegation is expected to hold a high level discussion with the Ghanaian President Nana Akufo Addo and other government officials.
The delegation has already visited the U.S. Army African Headquarters in Italy as part of this trip.
“As we face evolving global security challenges, our delegation will thank our men and women in uniform and receive briefings from U.S. military leaders at U.S. Army Africa headquarters,” Speaker Pelosi said.
Today, our distinguished delegation met with top officials at the @USArmyAfrica HQ. We thank our men and women in uniform for their service to our nation and commit to the pursuit of freedom across the world. pic.twitter.com/s3KpOUQpLv
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) July 27, 2019
While in Ghana Nancy Pelosi will lead the congressional delegation to the Cape Coast and Elmina Castles and the “Door of No Return” to participate in the Year of Return activities.
The Year of Return activity is offering Africans in the Diaspora the chance to return to the continent and reconnect, 400 years after the first set of slaves left the shores of Africa to the USA.
Fitting and proper
Majority Whip James Clyburn, Chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus who is also part of the delegation said “I consider this to be a fitting and proper way to commemorate the 400th year since the enslaved people were forced to leave their homeland and sent in bondage to the New World.
I seek to pay homage to the sacrifices of our African ancestors and honor the contributions they made to building the United States of America.”
Speaker Nancy Pelosi is leading a Congressional delegation to Ghana to hold high-level discussions with Ghanaian President Akufo-Addo and other senior government officials. She will also deliver an address to the Ghanaian Parliament. https://t.co/UJyinZNXux #USinGhana ???? pic.twitter.com/KGnVviJr1p
— US Embassy Ghana (@USEmbassyGhana) July 27, 2019
Pelosi will also address Ghana’s parliament on Wednesday, becoming the first US speaker to do so.
She said “It is a special honor to be the first U.S. Speaker of the House to address the illustrious Parliament of Ghana, as we build on the partnership between our nations.”