The family of George Floyd say they are appreciative of the support and solidarity demonstrated by Ghana’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo and Ghanaians following Mr. Floyd’s death.
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 while reading a resolution at the service said: “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 said.
In conveying the family’s appreciation, she told the gathering of hundreds, to loud applause and cheers that George Floyd’s name had been permanently mounted on the historic Sankofa wall of the Diaspora African Forum at the W.E. Duboise Centre in Accra.
“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,” Ms. McGregor said.
“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.