Defunct musician Kwame A Plus has called out government for scheduling a ceremony to honour George Floyd, a black man despicably murdered by a police officer in the United States.
A Plus shared his disappointment in government for ignoring pressing issues at home to join the global protest against racism.
The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture have scheduled a ceremony to honour the late George Floyd today, Friday June 5.
A Plus took to his social media to drag the government for ignoring pressing issues at home. He stated, “Government of Ghana is holding a ceremony in honor of George Floyd but the government has not been able to tell us why police shot and killed 7 unarmed Zongo boys in Kumasi and what has become of the investigation because Zongo lives don’t matter”.
“3 girls went missing in Takoradi but we didn’t hold a ceremony to honor them because Takoradi lives don’t matter. An unarmed man was shot and killed at Ashaiman during the lockdown but Ashaiman lives don’t matter.”
He further said, “70 Ghanaians died in one accident at Kintampo. We didn’t hold an even to honor them. We didn’t even do DNA to identity those who were burnt beyond recognition so that their families could give them a befitting burial.”
We just dug a mass grave and pushed all of them into it. That was the end. Today we are holding a ceremony in Ghana to honor George Floyd. But this same government sent police to brutalize protesters in Adenta who were protesting for a foot bridge. Ghanaians are not blacks. Their lives don’t matter,” A Plus bemoaned on his Instagram page.