Speaker of US House to address Ghana’s Parliament

Speaker of US House to address Ghana’s Parliament
Source: Ghana| Myjoyonline.com
Date: 26-07-2019 Time: 03:07:59:pm
Nancy Pelosi is Speaker of the US House

The Speaker of the United States Congress’ lower chamber, the House of Representatives is set to visit Ghana next week.

Nancy Patricia Pelosi, as part of the visit, is scheduled to address Parliament on Wednesday, July 31 at 10 am.

“Accordingly, members are urged to [be in the House to] grant audience to our august guest,” Majority Leader, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu said in Parliament, Friday while reading the business of the House for next week.

The US legislator is said to be part of a delegation comprising members of the Congressional Black Caucus as part of the ‘Year of Return’ celebrations in Ghana.

Other members said to be part of the delegation includes 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 and Somali-born Congresswoman, Ilhan Abdullahi Omar of Minnesota.

Pelosi is a Democratic Party member in the US is the first woman Speaker of the House.

She became Speaker in 2018 after the midterm elections in the US when the GOP lost the House majority.

That made her the highest-ranking elected woman in United States history.

Elected to Congress in 1987, Nancy Pelosi is currently in her 17th term as a congresswoman.

She represents California’s 12th congressional district which consists of four-fifths of the city and county of San Francisco.