USA: First lady Melania Trump visits Ghana tomorrow, 1st October 2018

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Melania Trump, the First Lady of the United States of America will be in Ghana on Monday 1st October, 2018 as part of her working visit to four African countries on a mission to promote child welfare.

Ghana would be the first African country Donald Trump’s wife would visit before proceeding to three other countries which include Malawi, Kenya and Egypt.

Melania Trump’s first major solo international trip comes five months after she launched her ‘Be Best’ campaign since May. The project entails that Mrs. Trump would travel to meet with children all over the world in a bid to promote successful organizations and programs that share her goal and work closely with the U.S. Agency for International Development, USAID.

First Lady Melania Trump revealed on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly that “October 1 will mark the first day of my solo visit to four beautiful and very different countries in Africa – Ghana, Malawi, Kenya, and Egypt – all of which have worked alongside USAID and our partners to make great progress in overcoming some of their biggest challenges.”

The 48-years-old First Lady added that, “Our discussions are always united by the universal desire to provide children with the support and tools necessary to grow up happy, healthy, and responsible adults. I am thrilled to be working with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on what I know will be a meaningful trip”,

As Mrs. Trump’s trip focuses on maternal and newborn care in hospitals, education for children, she hopes to liaise with Ghana’s First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo to promote her campaign.

“I’d like to take a moment and thank the First Lady of Ghana for being with us today. Mrs Akufo-Addo, I look forward to visiting your country and know we will find ways to continue working together even after my visit.

In Ghana, USAID’s programs have focused on healthcare by supporting efforts to expand the coverage and quality of health care for mothers and newborns, and educating women and young children about the importance of proper nutrition,” Mrs. Trump said on Wednesday.

The trip is expected to be one of the defining moments where Ghana would showcase its rich cultural heritage and deep-rooted history to the world.


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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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