First Lady Melania Trump Greets Children in Ghana on Africa trip

US first lady Melania Trump arrives in Accra Ghana as she begins her tour of several African countries

The US first lady touched down mid-morning on Tuesday 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.

First Lady of the United States, Melania Trump, has arrived on the first of her four-leg trip to Africa. She also watched a nurse demonstrate how vitamins are administered to babies by mouth and toured the neonatal intensive care unit.

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"We expect that the visit will also aid us in the various efforts that we are making to promote a number of tourism sites in the country". She has accompanied President Donald Trump on foreign visits, but she chose Africa for her first multi-nation trip alone.

Mrs Trump announced her visit at a reception for spouses of world leaders, held on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, in NY recently.

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Melania moved to the USA in 1996 to pursue her modelling career and became a USA citizen in 2006 after she married Donald Trump in 2005.

Other locals said they knew about the visit but didn't know what Mrs. Trump was doing. She was welcomed at the airport with dancing and drumming, schoolchildren waving mini US and Ghanaian flags and the gift of a flower bouquet.

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In addition to Ghana, she is due to visit Malawi, Kenya and Egypt before returning to Washington early on October 7. Akufo-Addo was at the airport to welcome her.

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