Prez Akufo Addo Calls For Justice For Murdered African American George Floyd

A Justice for George Floyd creative shared by President Akufo Addo

American cities have been turned to protest grounds as black people continue to fight to be judged by the content of their character and not by the color of their skin.

Movements, such as Black Lives Matter were started after African Americans could no longer take the systematic racism that often sees them shot by police officers whose job it is to protect them.

Last week’s murder of George Floyd sparked this latest protest.

It started after videos and photos of him cuffed to the ground as a white police officer knelt on his neck went viral.

Today, President Akufo Addo has sent his condolences to George’s family and called on America to find a solution to its problem of systematic racism.

“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,” President Akufo Addo said in Facebook post.

“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,” he added.

“On behalf of the people of Ghana, I express my deep condolences to the family and loved ones of the late George Floyd, he continued.

He said Ghanaian would 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.”

President Akufo Addo has been courting African Americans since he came to office. He has on many occasions asked them to come home to Africa.

The Year of Return and the subsequent Beyond the Return campaigns were all created to achieve that goal.

Last year, he granted Ghanaian citizenship to a number of African American who had heeded his call and had come back to settle in the motherland.

Love to all people of colour!!!


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