Nigeria Missing On Kamala Harris’ Tour List To Africa
The Vice President of the United States of America, Kamala Harris, is set to pay her first visit to the African continent before the end of this month.
Naija News reports that Harris who is coming to the continent of Africa for the first time is set to meet some African heads of state as part of efforts to strengthen the United States’ partnerships with the African continent.
The development was contained in a statement issued on Monday by the VP’s press secretary Kirsten Allen.
According to her, her trip to Africa will “strengthen the United States’ partnerships throughout Africa and advance our shared effort on security and economic prosperity.”
However, it was discovered that Nigeria, popularly referred to as the giant of Africa did not make the VP’s list of countries to tour during her visit.
The statement disclosed that “Vice President Kamala Harris and Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff will travel to Accra, Ghana; Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; and Lusaka, Zambia from March 25 to April 2.
“The Vice President’s visit will build on the recent U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit that President Biden hosted in Washington in December 2022. The trip will strengthen the United States’ partnerships throughout Africa and advance our shared efforts on security and economic prosperity.
“Throughout the trip, in partnership with African governments and the private sector, the Vice President will advance efforts to expand access to the digital economy, support climate adaptation and resilience, and strengthen business ties and investment, including through innovation, entrepreneurship, and the economic empowerment of women.
“The Vice President will meet with President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana, President Samia Hassan of Tanzania, and President Hakainde Hichilema of Zambia to discuss regional and global priorities, including our shared commitment to democracy, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, food security, and the effects of Russia’s unprovoked war in Ukraine, among other issues.
“The Vice President will strengthen people-to-people ties and engage with civil society, including young leaders, business representatives, entrepreneurs, and members of the African Diaspora.”