Arriving at Kotoka International Airport in Accra, the capital of Ghana, Harris was welcomed by senior officials, as well as Ghana’s Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia and Foreign Minister Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey.
In his speech at the airport, Harris stated that they are looking forward to this trip as another expression of the long and lasting but also very important relationship and friendship between the people of the USA and those living on the African continent.
Expressing that he is very excited about the impact of Africa’s future on the rest of the world, including the USA, Harris said, “When I look at what is happening on this continent, I see a great opportunity not only for the people of this continent, but for the people of the whole world.” said.
Harris said he wanted to address some of the issues related to the partnership between the African and US people and strengthen the work they will continue to do together.
Emphasizing that he wanted to carry out studies focusing on increasing investments, economic growth and facilitating opportunities, especially in the continent, Haris said:
“I intend to carry out work focused specifically on supporting the work that needs to be done to increase food security, including the economic empowerment of women and girls, empowering youth entrepreneurship, digital participation and adapting to the impacts of the climate crisis.”
Kamala Harris will travel to Tanzania and then Zambia after Ghana, the first stop of her first Africa visit.