US Speaker of Congress, Nancy Pelosi, arrives in Accra
The Speaker of the House of Representatives in the United States, Ms. Nancy Pelosi, and a Congressional delegation arrived in Accra Sunday afternoon.
She is expected to hold high-level discussions with President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Speaker of Parliament, Prof Mike Oquaye and other senior government officials as part of her visit.
Ghana’s Speaker of Parlaiment, Prof. Aaron Mike Oquaye met the team from the US at the the Kotoka International Airport.
He was joined by the U.S. Ambassador to Ghana, Stephanie S. Sullivan, Ghana’s Ambassador to the U.S., Dr Baffour Adjei-Bawuah among others.
The delegation are expected to pay solemn respects at the Cape Coast and Elmina Castles and the “Door of No Return, ” as part of the 400th Anniversary of the First Enslaved Africans landing in America.
They will also lay wreaths at the Kwame Nkrumah mausoleum in Accra.
The US Speaker is expected to address Ghana’s legislative House on Wednesday July 31, 2019.
The visit coincides with this year’s PanAfrican Festival (Panafest) and Emancipation, which is on the theme: “Uniting the African family” with the sub-theme: “Beyond 400 years; Reaching across continents into the Future.”
Other Members of the Congressional delegation are Congressman John Lewis, Ways and Means Committee, Congressman Bobby Rush, Energy and Commerce Committee, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, Budget Committee, Homeland Security Committee and Judiciary Committee, Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Appropriations Committee and Budget Committee, Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, Energy and Commerce Committee and Homeland Security Committee.
The rest are Congressman Hank Johnson, Judiciary Committee and Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Congresswoman Marcia Fudge, Agriculture Committee, Education and Labour Committee and House Administration Committee, Congresswoman Terri Sewell, Intelligence Committee and Ways and Means Committee, Congresswoman Frederica Wilson, Education and Labour Committee and Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Congresswoman Joyce Beatty, Financial Services Committee and Joint Economic Committee and Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, Budget Committee, Education and Labour Committee and Foreign Affairs Committee.