Speaker of the U.S House of Representatives, Nancy Patricia Pelosi, says 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.
The U.S speaker has been in Ghana on a four-day state visit.
The delegation includes controversial 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.