The family of the late George Floyd has said they are appreciative of Government’s effort for holding a memorial in his honour.
The family at a funeral service held at the Fountain of Praise Church in Houston, Texas on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 said they were appreciative of the fact that Ghana stands with them in the struggle against racism.
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.”
“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,” she added.
Recall, Government of Ghana through through the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, the Ghana Tourism Authority, Office of the Diaspora Affairs at the Presidency and the Diaspora African Forum for participants held a memorial in honour of the late George Floyd.
Floyd died on May 25, 2020, in Minneapolis, Minnesota in the US after Derek Chauvin, a white American Minneapolis police officer and three others handcuffed him lying face down on a city street during an arrest and kept his knee on the right side of Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds; according to the criminal complaint against Chauvin.