On October 2, Riverside City College President Wolde-Ab Isaac, Ph.D., had the pleasure of meeting Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama who delivered a speech on The African Diaspora: Possibilities and Privileges of Empowerment in this Technological Age at the University of California, Riverside.
His visit to California marked the first time a sitting president of Ghana has visited the states since 1995. Prior to his address at UCR, President Mahama had addressed the United Nations General Assembly in New York. He assumed the Presidency of Ghana after the death of president John Evans Atta Mills in July 2012. In December of 2012, he was elected president in a national election.
At his address at UCR, he discussed how Africans living in the United States and other countries outside of Africa can engage and support growth and development on the African Continent.