Melania Trump Visits Ex-Slave Holding Facility on Coast of Ghana

04 October, 2018, 14:57 | Author: Norman Carr
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Mrs. Trump is visiting Africa on her first extended solo global tour as first lady. She was escorted by the regional minister and the queen mother of Dehia, a Cape Coast traditional area.

After the Omanhene presented gifts to his guest and her staff, she proceeded to the Cape Coast Castle for a private visit.

"I will never forget (the) incredible experience and the stories I heard", she said.

Trump vowed to never forget the conditions in which Africans were held before they were shipped across the Atlantic.

He also noted that the First Lady's visit to the Cape Coast Castle, which was a source of tourism drive for the Region, would position her face to face with the history of the slave trade.

United States first lady Melania Trump signs the guest book following a tour of Cape Coast Castle, a former slave trading fort, in Cape Coast, Ghana, on October 3.

Melania, who has so far spent her time in Africa visiting children in schools and hospital patients, said the castle is 'really something that people should see and experience'.

In fact, the first lady went out of her way to make her outfit look more like last year's version; for her first outing on Wednesday morning, which saw her paying a visit to local chiefs in order to get permission to visit the castle, Melania had accessorized the jacket with a thick leather belt.

After passing through the "door of no return", she placed a wreath nearby and stood solemnly while her guide sang. She will also visit Malawi, Kenya and Egypt.

Melania Trump opens Africa tour with a wave and baby in arms.

She said the tour is "really something that people should see and experience".

The White House reporter for Bloomberg, Jennifer Jacobs who is part of Melania Trump's team reports a taboo at Emintsimadze Palace in Cape Coast came to an end during Mrs Trump's visit to the palace. A large banner with Trump's picture and the words "Awkwaaba (Welcome) to Cape Coast H.E Melania Trump" hung from a balcony on one of the buildings. S President, Barack Obama and his wife and children also visited the Cape Coast Castle during a visit to the country.

"It's very emotional", she said. "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".

Mrs. Trump on her arrival visited the Greater Accra Regional hospital and donated items to the hospital.

The 48-year-old, who is now on the second official day of her Africa tour, stepped out wearing a Veronica Beard design that she first modeled back in September 2017 during a trip to Joint Base Andrews in Maryland with her husband.


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