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Melania Trump arrives in Ghana – Photos

Melania Trump arrives in Ghana - PhotosU.S. first lady Melania Trump has arrived in Accra, Ghana’s capital on Tuesday.

The American First Lady touched down at mid-morning where she was greeted by the West African country’s First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo, and a young girl who offered her flowers.

The Boeing 757 Presidential Jet carrying her touched down at the Kotoka International Airport at exactly 1006 hours.

She begins her four-nation Africa tour, her very first solo trip.Melania Trump arrives in Ghana - PhotosMrs Trump’s arrival was treated to a full blast of rich Ghanaian cultural performances by the Nananom Dance Ensemble as school children waved miniature Ghanaian and American flags.

She will undertake a number of activities in the country including, visiting the Neonatal Infant Care Unit of the Greater Accra Regional Hospital together with Mrs. Akufo-Addo, to see the kangaroo mother care practice.Melania Trump arrives in Ghana - PhotosMelania Trump visited the child health facilities and met caregivers during her stay in the capital. She has focused on children as her signature issue and plans to promote child well-being during her four-country tour, which will include stops in Kenya, Malawi and Egypt.

She would also be making a donation to the facility.Melania Trump arrives in Ghana - Photos

U.S. first lady Melania Trump is greeted by a child on arrival in Accra, Ghana, as she begins her tour of several African countries, October 2, 2018.

President Donald Trump has not visited Africa since taking office in 2017, but he has reportedly said immigrants from Africa came from “shithole countries”. He denied making the remark.Melania Trump arrives in Ghana - Photos


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