- George Floyd's family has expressed their appreciation to President Nana Akufo-Addo and Ghana for the ceremony held in his honour
- This was during a funeral service held at the Fountain of Praise Church in Houston, Texas on Tuesday, June 9, 2020
- Attendees were taken by surprise when they heard that 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 of George Floyd has expressed immense gratitude to Ghanaians under the leadership of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for the honour given to 46-year-old black man.
Citinewsroom reports that the appreciation was given by the family at a funeral service held at the Fountain of Praise Church in Houston, Texas on Tuesday, June 9, 2020.
Ivy McGregor, a social impact leader read the resolution at the service in which it was said that “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."
It further read that, "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".
What took all hundreds of people gathered at the event by surprise was when Ivy McGregor mentioned that Floyd had been immortalised in Ghana.
She told the crowd that 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 and they just couldn't stop applauding.
Legit.ng previously reported that the funeral service for Floyd was held in Huston, Texas, at The Fountain of Praise Church on Tuesday, June 9, the city that he called home.
Thousands of mourners including family members, long time friends and celebrities came to pay their last respect even as protests went on in several other areas.
In other news, the life of Floyd has been remembered by Los Angeles Archbishop José H Gomez during a live-streamed Mass in his cathedral.
Condemning racism in America, Gomez prayed for the soul of the 46-year-old black man who was killed by a white policeman in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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