U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said America is firmly committed to economic progress in Ghana.
She said that the two governments must continue to support smart developmental strategies that spur sustainable economic growth and lift up all families in Ghana and across Africa.
“We are blessed in America with over 200,000 Ghanaians, who are just a vitality to our country the friendship endures because of the security cooperation we engage in to keep the world safe…it endures because of our history,” she said during a speech in the nation’s capital Accra.
She also discussed the history of the slave trade, during which time slaves were taken from Ghana and shipped to America but added that the U.S. is firmly committed to the country’s development.
Pelosi visited Ghana as the head of a Congressional delegation hosted by President Nana Akufo-Addo. On Wednesday she addressed Ghana’s lawmakers.
While in Ghana, Pelosi and other members of the U.S. Congress held discussions on regional security, sustainable and inclusive development and the challenges of tomorrow including the climate crisis.
Members of the delegation include the House Majority Whip James Clyburn, chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus Karen Bass and representatives Barbara Lee and John Lewis.