Trump later had a private meeting with first lady Akufo-Addo.
During the first leg of her journey, Trump will tour a Ghanaian-run hospital that has had success in reducing child mortality.
She touched down in Accra, Ghana this morning, the first stop on her week-long tour of the continent, which will also includes stops in Kenya, Malawi and Egypt where she'll go to "foster diplomatic relations, "BBC Africa reports". The items carried the logo of "Be Best", the child well-being initiative Mrs. Trump launched last May.
Mrs Trump also donated hampers and gifts to mothers and children at the Child Welfare Clinic of the Hospital.
Trump and her host also visited infants in the hospital's newly constructed NICU wing.
One worker at a popular shop near the airport told Reuters, "I did not know she's in town until I heard about it on the radio a few minutes ago". FLOTUS offered a Chippendale tray etched with an image of the White House, and her host, in turn, offered a kente cloth, a Ghanian fabric with multicolored stripes.
She called it "an awareness campaign, dedicated to the most valuable and fragile among us - our children". "The most handsome part of the world, in many ways". Ahead of the first lady's visit, though, he struck a different chord. Would she offend a whole nation with one pair of shoes? anything was possible - but we didn't expect her to kick off her trip by weighing in on one of fashion's most heated conversations.