Ghana has invited African-Americans who feel unwanted in the United States to resettle in the West Africa nation.
Ghana’s Tourism Minister Barbara Oteng-Gyasi said the death of George Floyd should trigger a New World Order for black people in the diaspora.
Barbara made the remarks on Saturday when he laid a wreath in honor of Floyd at the W. E. B. Du Bois Memorial Centre for Pan-African Culture in Accra.
“Ghana supports and adds her voice to the unfolding events, solidarity, and support the tragic death of Floyd has brought to the world,” she said.
Floyd, 45, died after a white police officer named Derek Chauvin kneeled on his neck in Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 25th.
“Racism in America continues to be a deadly pandemic, for which for more than 400 years now, our brothers and sisters in the United States of America have yearned for a cure. George Floyd was not the first black person to use the phrase ‘I can’t breathe’… The present situation we face today in the year 2020 with the death of George Floyd is going to result in change… One who condones evil is just as evil as the one who perpetrates it. That is why it is right not only for Chauvin to be charged but all his accomplices who, together, [killed George Floyd],” noted Barbara.
Last year, Ghana welcomed Africans in the diaspora through an initiative dubbed the Year of Return, where thousands of African-Americans and blacks from other countries visited Ghana.
Ghana also launched another initiative this year known as “Beyond the Return” to help Africans in the diaspora to settle in the country and invest in the economy.
“We continue to open our arms and invite all our brothers and sisters home. Ghana is your home. Africa is your home. We have our arms wide open ready to welcome you home. Please take advantage, come home build a life in Ghana, you do not have to stay where you are not wanted forever, you have a choice and Africa is waiting for you,” added Barbara.