The Chairman of Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee, Frank Annoh-Dompreh, has urged the country to take a cue from the tragic killing of George Floyd, an African-American to consolidate the peace, ensure effective justice delivery and reinforce social contract amongst the populace.
The late Floyd,46, an unarmed African-American died in police custody, after a white police officer strangled him at the neck with his Knee whilst three other officers looked on, in the city of Minnesota on May 25, 2020.
A video of the late Floyd’s harrowing death went viral on social and mainstream media inciting widespread protests that has turned chaotic across cities in the USA including the white house.
In a statement released, the chairman of the Foreign Affairs committee stated “As citizens, who are bold to defend forever, the cause of freedom and of right to all persons, I call on us to take relevant cues from these tragic events and use them to reinforce Ghana’s strive to maintain our own social contract, in which justice prevails, as well as the institutions responsible for its swift delivery”.
He also indicated that all issues relating to foreign affairs with respect to Ghana be effectively addressed,” through the collective execution of our roles as leaders both in the Executive and the Legislature, I am assured that our shared values on humanity enable us to condemn the acts of police brutality, and primarily the injustice people around the world suffer, even to the point of losing their lives”.
For Annoh-Dompreh, who is also the Member of Parliament for Nsawam Adoagiri, condemned the killing of blacks, violence that has erupted, and the looting and burning of properties because it destroys society as a whole.
“I also speak out and endeavor to act in an ethical and responsible way for peace to prevail through no other means but by seeking to fixing the system of justice which must protect the social contract enabling people to live in peace”he added.