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George Floyd's Name to Be Added to Memorial at W.E.B. Dubois Center in Ghana

Ghana's President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has pledged to immortalize the 46-year-old African American, Mr George Floyd in Accra.

During a burial service for the late Floyd on Tuesday in Houston, Texas, a spokesperson said the family of George Floyd was honoured by the solidarity message, resolution and visual tributes from Ghana’s President Akufo-Addo and his decision to permanently mount Mr Floyd’s name at the Diaspora African Forum and the W. E. B. Du Bois Centre in Accra.

The spokesperson acknowledged a visual footage that was produced by the people of Ghana, which was broadcast to thousands of mourners who attended a memorial to pay their last respects to the late Floyd in the United States last Thursday.

President Akufo-Addo and former African presidents, had earlier condemned the killing of Mr Floyd, who was unarmed, in the custody of a white policeman in the US.

President Akufo-Addo said “Black people, the world over, are shocked and distraught by the killing of an unarmed black man George Floyd by a police officer in the United States of America.”

He said in a tweet: “It carried with it an all too painful familiarity, and an ugly reminder.”


A CBS report said the service was held at the Fountain of Praise Church was attended by about 500 mourners including politicians and celebrities.

Reports say the coffin was expected to be taken to a cemetery in Pearland, south of Houston. for a private burial beside his mother.

For the last mile of the procession it will be conveyed in a horse-drawn carriage.

Barriers have been erected along the route to allow members of the public to pay their respects safely as the procession passes.

His body was on display at the church for six hours last Monday.

Memorial services were also held in Minneapolis and North Carolina, where Mr Floyd was born.

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