The president of the republic of Ghana, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo has demanded justice for the killing of unarmed black American George Floyd in Minneapolis by a white police officer.
The president, seemingly is the first head of state in Africa to condemn the racially charged systemic killing of black men in the United states.
The president through his official social media handles commiserated with the family of George Floyd and said he, on behalf of Ghanaians stands with the Black community in America in demanding justice for Floyd and all those who have faced untold injustices through systemic racism.
The post read “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.”