Thank You Ghana – Melania Trump
On the first day, Mrs Trump was welcomed with a traditional dance at the airport and ushered into the country officially by Ghana’s
First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo.
The two First Ladies visited the Greater Accra Regional Hospital, where Mrs Trump donated hampers and teddy bears to the sick
children on admission.
She also donated a phototherapy machine used for treating complications of jaundice in newborn babies, to the hospital.
Later in the afternoon, she had tea at the Jubilee House and met with staff of the American Embassy in Ghana.
On the second day, Mrs Trump 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.
The American First Lady described her visit to
Cape Coast as “impactful” and said it “was 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.
The trip to Ghana, organised by USAID, is part of Mrs Trump’s ‘Be Best’ campaign, which aims to improve child welfare, especially
when it comes to online behaviour and addiction to opioids.
She will also visit Malawi, Kenya and Egypt to
complete her week-long visit to Africa