Saturday, July 11, 2009

Obama leaves Ghana after historic visit .

The U.S President Barrack Husin Obama and wife Michelle with kids have left Ghana to the United States after their two day historic visi to Ghana. The president who left with his team arrived in the country yesterday 10th July and was welcomed with a special welcoming ceremony at the Castle, where he held closed-door bilateral talks with President Mills.President Obama was then hosted to a big breakfast for about 300 guests, including former presidents Jerry John Rawlings and Mr. John Agyekum Kufuor, as well as the presidential contestants of the 2008 elections, leadership of the religious bodies, traditional councils, civil society and business communities.President Obama further paid a brief visit to the La General Hospital in Accra, before moving to the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC), where Parliament convened to hear his formal address.While at the AICC, President Obama made a major policy statement that redefine America's relationship with Africa.In line with his earlier pronouncements that his presidency would seek to assist Africa to reach the point where its citizens would be proud to stay and work on the continent, through his policy statement in Ghana to set the tone for equal partnership between America and Africa, just like he has done elsewhere.The major address ended President Obama's official activities in Accra.He then moved to Cape Coast, the capital city of the Central Region, where he was welcomed by the Vice President John Dramani Mahama and given a private tour of the Cape Coast Castle.President Obama and his wife went through the emotional experience at the gate of no return, after which he called on chiefs and people of Cape Coast and Mrs. Obama was enstooled as Queen mother.He then departed for the KIA where he and his host gave brief remarks before he boarded Air Force One back to the United States.
Source:Ghanaian Reactor Online

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