Former President John Dramani Mahama is in the flagbearership race of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to lead the party to victory in the 2020 general elections. Mahama will visit Trobu, Amasaman, Domeabra Obom, Bortianor-Ngleshie Amanfrom, Weija Gbawe, Anya Sowutuom and Okaikoi North.
Ghanaian activist Samia Yaba Christina Nkrumah and the daughter of Kwame Nkrumah said: “Our unity is a great contributor to peace and Africans need to take charge – A new Africa has to be born.” Nkrumah said she wants democracy to translate into “tangible” things: “I want it to eradicate poverty, more sanitation, adequate water for all, reliable power supply. We are thinking of the outcome of democracy and not just the right to exercise the right to vote.”
U.S. First lady Melania Trump laid a wreath at a slave fortress on the coast of Ghana, vowing never to forget the place where Africans were held before being shipped away into further hardship, most across the Atlantic. “It’s really, really touching,” Melania Trump said. “The dungeons that I saw, it’s really something that people should see and experience, and what happened so many years ago — it’s really a tragedy.”