The president of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo has added his voice to the general outcry by many people across the world for justice for the murder of George Floyd.
George Floyd was killed for an unjustified reason by a Minneapolis police a few days ago which has so far dominated headlines amidst the novel covid-19 pandemic.
A lot of protesters have taken to the streets to register their disgust over the unfair treatments of Black people in America and the world at large. These demonstrations have led to different forms of violence and clashes with the police which has resulted in several people sustaining different degrees of injuries.
A lot of celebrities and public figures have since reacted to the murder of the unarmed black man notably, footballers in the German Bundesliga and recent remarks from former president Rawlings who described it as shameful and unfortunate.
Nana Akufo-Addo has taken to his Facebook official page to express his condolences on behalf of the people of Ghana and lashed out at the white police officer who gruesomely choked George Floyd to death.
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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.” he noted.