President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana has described the United State of America as a society of systemic racism. This came as part of the president’s condemnation of the murder of George Floyd, an unarmed black man murdered by white police officers in the US last week.
The President noted that the situation has brought a shock and unbearable pain to black people all over the world.
“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.”
Nana Akufo-Addo sent a collective condolence on behalf of the people of Ghana to the family and love ones of the late George Floyd.
“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.” –President Akufo-Addo lamented in his statement.
Read the President’s message here