The President of Ghana President Nana Akuffo-Addo has condem the killing of Black-American George Floyd by the Minneapolis Police.
H.E Nana Addo has called on the US State to use the recent killing of George Floyd to change the way issues concerning racism is confronted. According to Nana Addo, it is not right for a developed country like America to grapple with problem of systemic racism.
Black-American George Floyd, was murdered by a police officer, in the full glare of three other officers, in Minnesota in the United States of America on May 25, 2020. The killing of George Floyd has sparked protests in the US.
President Nana Addo wrote on his Facebook page: “Black people, the world over, are shocked and distraught by the killing of an unarmed black man, George Floyd, by a white police officer in the United States of America. It carried with it an all too painful familiarity, and an ugly reminder. It cannot be right that, in the 21st century, the United States, this great bastion of democracy, continues to grapple with the problem of systemic racism.”
“On behalf of the people of Ghana, I express my deep condolences to the family and loved ones of the late George Floyd. We stand with our kith and kin in America in these difficult and trying times, and we hope that the unfortunate, tragic death of George Floyd will inspire a lasting change in how America confronts head on the problems of hate and racism”.