Tuesday, 05 March

US promises greater investment for Africa

Business
Kamala Harris

The United States of America (USA) has promised greater investment for Africa.

US Vice President Kamala Harris this shortly after she arrived in Ghana for a three-day state visit on Sunday, 26 March 2023.

"On this trip, I intend to do work that is focused on increasing investments here on the continent and facilitating economic growth and opportunity," Ms Harris said.

In December 2022, ahead of a U.S.-Africa summit, the USA committed $55 billion to Africa over the next three years. Secretary of State Antony Blinken also announced $150 million in new humanitarian aid for Africa's Sahel region during a visit to Niger this month.

Kamala Harris’ trip is also meant to strengthen the United States’ partnerships throughout Africa and advance our shared efforts on security and economic prosperity.

While in Ghana, the US Vice-President will meet with President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and some government officials.

Discussions will be centred around regional and global priorities including democracy, sustainable economic growth, food security and the effects of the Russia-Ukraine war.

The US Vice-President will strengthen people-to-people ties and engage with civil society, including young leaders, business representatives, entrepreneurs, and members of the African Diaspora.

She will also visit the Cape Coast castle while in the country.

She will head to Tanzania and Zambia after her three-day stay in Ghana.  

 

Source: Classfmonline.com/Emmanuel Mensah