Michelle Obama to visit Africa in line with Ghana promise

Obama arrives in Ghana with family

US first lady, Michelle Obama, has announced that she will be travelling to South Africa, during an official visit later this month, the White House has said.

According to a press release from the White House, the visit is in line with the promise made by President Obama in 2009 in Ghana, to show America’s commitment to Africa’s future.

“In 2009 in Accra, Ghana, the President highlighted our nation’s commitment to Africa’s future, underscoring that in this globalized world, Africa’s democratic development, health and security is connected to our own”, the White House said.

The trip, the release said will focus on youth leadership, education, health and wellness.

During her trip, Mrs. Obama will deliver the keynote address to a US-sponsored Young African Women Leaders Forum in South Africa.

Building stronger and more enduring relationships with Africa’s emerging young leaders, tapping the strength and potential of African women, and investing in the health and well-being of its children upholds core American values and advances American interests, said the release.

Even though the trip is scheduled for this month June, dates will be announced soon, according to the White House.

Accompanying Mrs. Obama on this trip will be her mother, Mrs. Robinson and her daughters, Malia and Sasha Obama.


By Ekow Quandzie

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