- Melania Trump visited Ghana for two days
- She was welcome at the Accra airport by Ghana's first lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo
- Photos of her security detail have popped up online
The US first lady, Melania Trump, on Wednesday, October 3, completed a two-day tour of Ghana as part of her extended solo international mission to Africa.
Arriving at the Kotoka Airport on Tuesday, Mrs Trump was welcomed by Ghana’s First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo.
As part of her tour, Mrs Trump visited the Greater Accra Regional Hospital, popularly known as Ridge Hospital where she donated a phototherapy machine.
Apart from the phototherapy machine, Mrs Trump also donated hampers and gifts to mothers and children at the Child Welfare Clinic of the Hospital.
The second leg of her tour saw the US First Lady travelling to Cape Coast visit the Castle and also pay a courtesy call on the Oguaahene, Osaberima Kwesi Atta.
In Cape Coast, reports suggested, there was so much security that it led to a low turnout by the natives to see Melania.
So who were the security people guarding Melania who could have struck such deadly fear in Ghanaians so not come out to cheer such a special visitor? Well, the answer lies in these photos sighted by YEN.com.gh.
In the photos, it is obvious that US First Lady's security detail was armed to the teeth as they watched out for her.
Though it is usual for visiting American leaders to come with such high-level security, Melania's guards seem to have shaken a section of Ghanaians.
On social media, photos of the well-armed guards elicited mixed reactions.
While some expressed fear, many others were full of admiration.
Meanwhile, Mrs Trump has since left Malawi from where she will go to Kenya and Egypt to also promote her “Be Best” child welfare initiative.
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.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the United States (US) Embassy in Ghana has announced the opening of this year’s Diversity Visa program for all interested applicants.
The Diversity Visa Lottery, also referred to as Green Card Lottery, is an annual program run by the US government to make Permanent Resident cards available to some persons.
Each year, over 55,000 persons from “underrepresented countries” who meet the basic eligibility requirements are issued with Permanent Resident cards in the US.
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