Controversial musician and Political activist, Kwame Asare Obeng, popularly known as A-Plus has lambasted the government for its decision to organize a memorial ceremony in honour of American, George Floyd who was killed by police personnel.
The government, under the auspices of the Ministry for Tourism, Arts, and Culture has released a flier announcing its decision to hold the said memorial today in front of the Dubois Centre.
This decision appears to have greatly angered A-Plus, who vented his frustrations at the government via his Facebook page. He wrote, “Government of Ghana is holding a ceremony in honour of George Floyd but the government has not been able to tell us why police shot and killed 7 unarmed Zongo boys in Kumasi and what has become of the investigation because Zongo lives don’t matter”.
“3 girls went missing in Takoradi but we didn’t hold a ceremony to honour them because Takoradi lives don’t matter. An unarmed man was shot and killed at Ashaiman during the lockdown but Ashaiman lives don’t matter”.
“70 Ghanaians died in one accident at Kintampo. We didn’t hold an event to honour them. We didn’t even do DNA to identity those who were burnt beyond recognition so that their families could give them a befitting burial. We just dug a mass grave and pushed all of them into it. That was the end.
“Today we are holding a ceremony in Ghana to honour George Floyd. But this same government sent police to brutalize peaceful protesters in Adenta who were protesting for a footbridge. Ghanaians are not blacks. Their lives don’t matter!!! One day all of us will know who really cares about this country and its people. May God grant all of us long life!!!”