‘It’s not right’ – Akufo-Addo condemns US over George Floyd killing
President Akufo-Addo has strongly condemned the United States of America over the killing of a black man, George Floyd in Minneapolis.
Reacting to the gruesome act, President Akufo-Addo said “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”.
A police officer in the U.S pinned Mr Floyd to the ground with his knee until he died.
His death has sparked violent protests across several states in the U.S.
“ 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,” his Facebook post read.
“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,” the Facebook post concluded.