The Ghanaian government on Friday held a funeral service in honour of George Floyd, the unarmed African-American man who died after a white police officer knelt on his neck during an arrest in Minneapolis last week.
The funeral service which was organized by the country’s Ministry of Tourism Arts and Culture, The Ghana Tourism Authority, Office of Diaspora Affairs (Office of the President), and the Diaspora African Forum took place at the Dubois Centre on Friday morning.
The event was attended by several government officials including the former president, Jerry John Rawlings, who took to the stage to deliver a touching tribute to George Floyd.
As a reminder, on May 25, 2020, George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, died in Minneapolis, Minnesota after Derek Chauvin, a white police officer, knelt on Floyd’s neck for almost nine minutes while Floyd was handcuffed face down in the street.
Two other officers further restrained Floyd and a fourth officer prevented onlookers from intervening