Video: “We came to pay our respect” Pelosi tells Ghanians in address to the Parliament
London, July 31, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Speaker of the U.S House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, on Wednesday addressed Ghana’s parliament in Accra, where she discussed relations between the United States and Ghana
Speaking on the Floor of Parliament, Pelosi she and her colleagues from Congress came to Ghana to learn and to pay their respect.
“In the United States, in the few hours, they will be observing in Jamestown Virginia the 400th anniversary on this very day July 31st the arrival of the first enslaved people from Africa to the United States in Jamestown Virginia. While they are observing that, we are observing with you that tragedy for the world.
“Our purpose was to come to learn, to show, give our thanks and to pay our respect to the people of Ghana, and you’ve given us wonderful opportunity to do it with your welcome, beautiful dinner, with the opportunity to be with fellow parliamentarians today, we thank you for that,” she said in an address in Ghana’s Parliament Wednesday.
Pelosi also said “the world depends on Ghana to develop in freedom and justice as the seal of Ghana’s motto says because today people are living in regimes and conditions that deny them their justice as citizens.
“As children of God, the foundation of justice is hope and we must ensure that every person, particularly our young people, have hope in the future; that is why we must ensure we have achieved economic justice through boldness,” she urged.
She commended Ghana’s role in international trade which she believes is a good move for the global economy.
“Ghana is already a leader in Intra-African trade but we must do more by working together to diversify economics and encourage trade throughout the continent so that we can ensure regional security and stability necessary to achieve prosperity across Africa,” she added.
Members of the congressional delegation in Ghana include the House Majority Whip James Clyburn, Chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, Karen Bass and Representatives Barbara Lee and John Lewis
The U.S speaker has been in Ghana on a four-day state visit.
The delegation includes Congresswoman for Minnesota Ilhan Omar, who together with three other progressive Democrats have been at loggerheads with President Trump.
On the trip to Ghana also includes House Majority Whip, James Clyburn and other Representatives of African descent