Nancy Pelosi, Black Congressional members pay homage at Nkrumah memorial on first day of Ghana visit
London, July 29, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi has laid a wreath at the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park in Accra, dedicated to Ghana’s first President, Monday, the first day of her official visit to the West African state
The high powered visit of the speaker and other members of the US Congressional Back Caucus is at the invitation of President Nana Akufo-Addo as part of activities commemorating ‘Year of Return, Ghana 2019’ celebrations.
Nancy Pelosi also signed the book of condolence on behalf of the government and people of the United States of America.
She was accompanied by Congressional delegation as she walked into the mausoleum.
The mausoleum used to house only the remains of Dr Kwame Nkrumah until his wife, Fathia Nkrumah’s body was buried beside her husband in 2007.
After signing the book of condolence, Pelosi and her delegation visited the museum to appreciate some of the personal effects of Ghana’s First Family including some publications of Dr Nkrumah.
While in Ghana, Speaker Pelosi and her delegation will also pay homage at Cape Coast and Elmina Castles.
At the Cape Coast Castle, they will be at the ‘Door of No Return’ to observe the 400th Anniversary of the First Enslaved Africans Landing in America.
Earlier first female Speaker of the United States’ House of Representatives, praised Ghana for upholding democracy and the rule of law.
Nancy Pelosi, who is leading a group of Democrats as the guest of the Ghanaian Parliament, charged Ghana to lead the way in deepening democracy on the continent.
She also lauded Ghana for its role in peacekeeping activities around the world.
“We compliment you on the strength of Ghana being the exporter of security and peacekeepers from this continent…on our way here we met with the military and they complimented Ghana on its role in global security,” she said.