The family of the late African-American George Floyd, who was murdered by a police officer in broad daylight, has expressed gratitude to the government of Ghana.
At his funeral service held today, Tuesday June 9th, the family expressed immense gratitude to Ghana for holding a memorial service for Floyd.
Social impact leader, Ivy McGregor said during the service: “The family of George Floyd will like to acknowledge the message of solidarity resolution and virtual tribute from His Excellency Nana Akufo-Addo, the President of Ghana. Yesterday, during the memorial, a video produced by the people of Ghana was broadcast for thousands of mourners as they paid their final respects to Mr Floyd,”
She added: “The family is honoured by President Akufo-Addo’s decision to have Mr. Floyd’s name permanently mounted on the historic Sankofa wall at the Diaspora African Forum in the WEB Dubois centre in Africa,”
“They are grateful that the country of Ghana stands with the Floyd family and the struggle of all families to change the status quo of racism and prejudice. The family is deeply moved by the generous act by the Ghanaian government,”
Floyd is being laid to rest today after his death several weeks ago at the hands of a racist white police officer who placed his knee on his neck for 8 minutes and choked him to death.
His shocking death, captured on camera, has sparked protests all across the United States and the world at large as the black cause comes to the forefront.
The government of Ghana held a memorial in honour of Floyd – an action which has been ridiculed by some and supported by other Ghanaians.