Kamala Harris reiterates US commitment to the development of Africa

Kamala Harris arrives in Ghana
Kamala Harris arrives in Ghana

The US has reiterated its steadfast commitment to assisting Africa at all stages of development.
“What happens in Africa affects the entire world. Africa has the energy, dynamism, and potential,” Kamala Harris,

The US Vice President said to a live audience in Independence Square in Accra, the capital of Ghana, during a historic speech she was giving as part of a three-nation African tour.

Following a summit with African and American leaders in Washington in December, President Joe Biden is now traveling to Ghana, Tanzania, and Zambia till April 2.

The main points of Harris’ speech included economic empowerment, digital inclusion, democracy, and good governance. She asserted that because African countries were so important to global concerns like peace and security, it was appropriate for the US to collaborate with their leaders to improve the welfare of the populace.

“There are long-lasting ties between the US and Africa. We have an intertwined history.” Ms. Harris noted.
The US, she said, had over the years been supportive of the continent in many aspects of the human fields of endeavor – education, health, agriculture, security, science, and technology.

On science, technology, and innovation, the visiting US Vice-President said it was encouraging the manner in which the continent was determined to break barriers in those areas.

“Your determination and creativity will drive the future. I am optimistic about the future of the world,” she stated.
Ms. Harris indicated that the US would continue to work with the continent to make inroads in science, technology, and innovation since these areas were critical in solving problems “we have not yet identified.”

The Ghana news Agency (GNA) was established on March 5, 1957, i.e. on the eve of Ghana's independence and charged with the "dissemination of truthful unbiased news". It was the first news agency to be established in Sub-Saharan Africa. GNA was part of a comprehensive communication policy that sought to harness the information arm of the state to build a viable, united and cohesive nation-state. GNA has therefore been operating in the unique role of mobilizing the citizens for nation building, economic and social development, national unity and integration.