The Year of Return has attracted a steady stream of African Americans and other people of African Descent to Ghana this year. But at the end of July between the 28th and the 31st, the highest-level delegation yet will arrive in Ghana with a big bang. And until they arrive, organizers are keeping a tight lip for security reasons.
United States Congressional leaders including Speaker Nancy Pelosi and several members of the Congressional Black Caucus will arrive in Ghana on an official state visit. Their visit will include all the trimmings of officialdom with the highlight being a Jubilee House visit as the hosts of His Excellency President Nana Akufo-Addo, and a Pelosi address of Ghana’s Parliament.
The complete list is still unknown but DNT can report that it will include House Majority Whip James Clyburn of South Carolina, Civil Rights Icon Representative John Lewis of Georgia, House Finance Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters of California, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas who is no stranger to Ghana, flamboyant Congresswoman Frederica Wilson of Florida, and Somali-born Congresswoman Ilhan Abdullahi Omar of Minnesota.
The delegation will visit other historic sites, but its itinerary is a closely guarded secret.