US first lady Melania Trump has arrived in Ghana for her first solo major tour of Africa.
In her week-long visit of Africa, Melania is expected to also tour Kenya, Malawi and Egypt.
The first lady will promote the ‘Be Best’ initiative which covers issues of children’s well-being during her tour.
“She is interested in Africa because she has never been there before,” her communications director Stephanie Grisham said.
“…and knows that each country will have its own unique history and culture.”
Melania said she was looking forward to visiting ‘four beautiful and very different countries’ in Africa prior to her visit.
The US first lady touched down at mid-morning in Ghana’s capital, Accra, where she was greeted by the country’s first lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo, and a young girl who offered her flowers.
A welcoming ceremony of drums and dancing by men and women dressed in traditional attire followed. Trump clapped her hands and waved at a group of school children waiting for her at the airport.