- USA's First Lady, Melania Trump, will be visiting Ghana and three other Africa countries from October 1, 2018
- While in Africa, she will be promoting her “Be Best” child welfare initiative
- Specific details of her trip to Africa are yet to be revealed
The First Lady of the United States of America (USA), Melania Trump, will visit Ghana and three other African countries in October 2018.
Information available to YEN.com.gh shows that this is her first extended solo international visit.
She will be in Ghana, Malawi, Kenya and Egypt, in a bid to promote her “Be Best” child welfare initiative throughout Africa.
She made this known on Wednesday, September 26, 2018, at a reception for the spouses of foreign leaders and others participating in the annual United Nations (UN) General Assembly.
"October 1 will mark the first day of my solo visit to four beautiful and very different countries in Africa," the Associated Press (AP) reported Melania Trump as saying.
This was during brief remarks to several dozen guests in a reception room in a building near UN headquarters.
The “Be Best” initiative was launched earlier this year to focus on overall child well-being, with an emphasis on opioid addiction and online behaviour.
The countries on her itinerary have worked closely with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), which is helping organize the trip.
"Whether it is education, drug addiction, hunger, online safety or bullying, poverty or disease, it is too often children who are hit first, and hardest, across the globe," she explained.
She went on to say that "each of us hails from a country with its own unique challenges, but I know in my heart we are united by our commitment to raising the next generation to be happy, healthy and morally responsible adults."
The First Lady offered no details with regard to her activities in each country, and did not say when she would be returning to the USA.
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