US Vice President Kamala Harris Arrives In Ghana, Aims To Counter China & Russia’s Growing Influence

US Vice President Kamala Harris Arrives In Ghana, Aims To Counter China & Russia’s Growing Influence
Kamala Harris arrives in Ghana

The Vice President of the United States of America, Kamala Harris, and her husband, Douglas Emroff have arrived in Ghana.

Kamala Harris’ visit to Ghana on her three-nation Africa tour begins on Sunday, March 26, 2023, before continuing to Tanzania and Zambia on March 31.

The Vice President’s visit and tour of the continents follows President Joe Biden’s recent US-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, DC in December 2022.

You may recall that on Thursday, September 23, 2021, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo held bilateral talks with US Vice President Kamala Harris.

The talks aimed to strengthen friendship and cooperation between the two countries.

Meanwhile, a statement released by the US government’s Press Secretary, Kirsten Allen, Harris’ trip will build and strengthen the US’s partnerships throughout Africa, as well as their shared efforts on security and economic prosperity.

The statement also added that: “”Throughout the trip, in partnership with African governments and the private sector, the Vice President will advance efforts to expand access to the digital economy, support climate adaptation and resilience, and strengthen business ties and investment, including through innovation, entrepreneurship, and the economic empowerment of women.”

“The Vice President will meet with President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana, President Samia Hassan of Tanzania, and President Hakainde Hichilema of Zambia to discuss regional and global priorities, including our shared commitment to democracy, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, food security, and the effects of Russia’s unprovoked war in Ukraine, among other issues.

However, Ghana Police Services issued a statement on Sunday, March 26, 2023, outlining security and traffic management arrangements for Kamala Harris’ official state visit to Ghana.

Ghana Police urged the general public in a statement that traffic management arrangements have been put in place in Accra and Cape Coast from Sunday, March 26, 2023 to Wednesday, March 29, 2023.

“On Sunday, 26th March 2023, between the hours of midday and 4:00 pm, there will be intermittent roadblocks along the Liberation Road from the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) traffic intersection, through Opeibia, up to the National Theatre, the Police said in a statement”

It’s also added that; “between the hours of 9:00 am to 9:00 pm, there will be intermittent roadblocks from the National Theatre, through the AU Roundabout to the Jubilee House, and from the Jubilee House to the Emmanuel Eye Clinic area at Shiashie”

“There will also be intermittent roadblocks from the Ako Adjei Interchange through to the Labone Secondary School area and along the John Evans Atta Mills High Street and on to the Bukom Boxing Arena”.

“On Tuesday, 28th March 2023, between the hours of 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, there will be intermittent roadblocks from the National Theatre, through the Ministries Traffic Intersection up to Castle Traffic Light at the Black Star Square”.

“In Cape Coast between midday to 6:00 pm, there will be intermittent roadblocks from the Robert Mensah Sports Stadium, through Bakano Road and Aminstimadzi Road to Omanhene’s Palace and from the Omanhene’s Place through Beach Road, up to the Cape Coast Castle.

“On Wednesday, 29th March 2023, between the hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, there will be intermittent roadblocks from the National Theatre through the Jubilee House along the Liberation Road, up to the Pawpaw Street area in East Legon”.

“In light of the above traffic arrangements, motorists are kindly being asked to cooperate with the Police and advised to use alternative routes wherever possible, to ensure effective traffic management as we demonstrate our convivial hospitality in line with our tradition and culture towards our guests.

The statement also urged police officers to be on duty during that time to provide vintage assistance to the general public.

FAQs

Why Kamala Harris visited Africa?

The visit by Kamala Harris to Africa is intended to counter China and Russia’s growing influence in this resource-rich region. She travelled to Tanzania, Zambia, and Ghana to promote the relationship and social ties.

SOURCE: www.hellovybes.com

Eben Mugeez

Eben Mugeez is a publicist who owns Hello Vybes, covers and publish stories about celebrities, entertainment news in Ghana, Sports, Economic, Business more.