Kamala Harris, the Vice President of the United States of America, recently visited Ghana as part of her Africa Trip that included Tanzania and Zambia. Vice President Harris met with Ghana’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo. During the meeting, they discussed the importance of the creative industry in Ghana and the need for international support to help it grow and develop. The Vice President promised to work with Ghana’s government to provide this support and to help promote Ghana’s culture and heritage on the international stage.
Vice President Kamala Harris also made several promises to support the country’s development, including support for COVID-19 vaccination, promotion of gender equality through education and economic activities for women and girls, support for democracy and governance and support for economic growth and development.
The visit saw Vice President Harris attend a cultural event at the Cape Coast Castle, one of Ghana’s most historic landmarks. The Cape Coast Castle is one of Ghana’s most historic and renowned landmarks. It was built by the British in 1653 and has served as a reminder of the country’s dark history of slavery. During the event, Harris gained a greater understanding of the castle’s significance and the impact it has had on Ghana’s identity. She was also able to pay her respects to those who had been taken away as enslaved people and to honour their memory. It was a moving experience for the Vice President, who gained a deeper understanding of Ghana’s history and culture.
The visit also brought together some of Ghana’s most prominent celebrities and artists, who were eager to meet with Vice President Harris and discuss the future of the creative industry in Ghana. Accompanied by Ghaniain Artiste Black Sherrif as well as Holywood actors Idris Elba and Sheryl Lee Ralph, the Vice President visited a community recording studio in Accra, Vubrate Space. Welcomed by the CEO of Vubrate Space, Kwesi Arthur and other members of the Vubrate team, the Vice President discussed the studio’s importance and its impact on the local music industry. She also spoke with the artists and producers about their challenges and opportunities to create music and promote their work.
Overall, Vice President Harris’s visit to Ghana was a significant milestone for the country’s cultural and creative industries. It highlighted the importance of the industry in securing and promoting Ghana’s heritage. In addition, the promises made during the visit provide hope for the future of these industries and their potential to drive economic growth and development.