Ghana’s Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Barbara Oteng Gyasi, says the death of George Floyd should help bring about a New World Order for black people in the diaspora.
Speaking at an event organized by the Ministry of Tourism in honour of the African-American at the Dubois Centre, she emphasized that it is important “Ghana supports and adds her voice to the unfolding events, solidarity and support the tragic death of Floyd has brought to the world.
She believes, the resounding reactions to the death of the late George Floyd calls for unity and change for black people in the United States of America and across the world.
“Until we are able to achieve that, we will be subjugated to the same treatment they living with on a daily basis, and this has to come to an end”, she adds, at the event jointly organised with the Ghana Tourism Authority, Office of Diaspora Affairs at the Office of the President and the Diaspora African Forum.
Mrs Oteng Gyasi said the entire world is abhorred by what occurred, made evident by several demonstrations across the world.
She explains that the “ceremony had become imperative to celebrate the late George Floyd and highlight the cruelty meted out to Blacks” in the United States of America and across the world.
The Tourism Minister appealed to Citizens of the US to be united and bring an end to all forms of discrimination and racism in their country.
President Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo declared 2019 as the Year of Return, attracting many African Americans, including top Hollywood personalities to visit Ghana.
For Barbara Oteng Gyasi, it demonstrates the need to come home and build Africa to a level that allows other nations to give it deserved credits.
Also, media at the event, was Ambassador Dr, Erieka Bennett, Head of Mission for the African Union of Diaspora African Forum.
She insists, “the reason why Ghana should be involved is because, they (African American) were invited back home as African Americans, hence, the need to celebrate and mourn them.