President Nana Akufo-Addo says the “systematic” racial attacks directed at blacks in America does not befit a country that prides itself as the best democracy in the world.
He says the brutal killing of an unarmed black man, George Floyd by a white police officer is a stark reminder of the brutalities meted out to African Americans daily in the US.
“It cannot be right that, in the 21st century, the United States, this great bastion of democracy, continues to grapple with the problem of systemic racism,” the President wrote on his Facebook wall Monday.
The killing of George Floyd by a white police officer has sparked days of protest and attacks in America.
There are calls by celebrities and world leaders from around for the perpetrators to be brought to justice.
But the killing of the unarmed black man is an all familiar scene in America, the so-called land of freedom.
“We stand with our kith and kin in America in these difficult and trying times, and we hope that the unfortunate, tragic death of George Floyd will inspire a lasting change in how America confronts head on the problems of hate and racism,” President Akufo-Addo said.