Family of George Floyd praise Nana Addo for organising a memorial to honour him

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A new video is fast trending on social media that sees the family of George Floyd praising President Nana Addo and the entire Ghana for holding a memorial to honor the man who was killed by a Minneapolis police officer in broad daylight.

The family at a funeral service held at the Fountain of Praise Church in Houston, Texas on Tuesday, June 9, 2020, said they were deeply moved by the decision of Nana Addo and the whole Ghana to honor George.

“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,” Ivy McGregor said at the funeral.

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“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.

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