Controversial Member of Parliament(MP) for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong says the manhandling of blacks in America should be a shame to African leaders for failing to develop their countries.
According to him, if countries in Africa had seen the level of development that other countries in the Western world are seeing, there would not have been the need to travel outside the African continent to seek for greener pastures elsewhere where you will be subjected to racist attacks.
The maverick lawmaker noted that blacks in other countries outside Africa are ill treated with some treated as though they are dogs but these could have been avoided if African leaders were not selfish and invested in making their countries accommodating enough.
The lawmaker who was speaking on Net2TV monitored by MyNewsGh.com however noted that it’s not easy to convince black people not to travel outside the country is difficult since African leaders travel outside the country to invest in other economies when their countries are dying.
He called on the AU and other agencies to work to ensure that African countries are developed.
His comment comes on the back of the killing of George Floyd.
George Floyd died in Powderhorn, a neighborhood south of downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota On May 25, 2020.
Mr Floyd was in handcuff and lying face down on a city street during his arrest for allegedly issuing a dud check of $20 at a deli.
Derek Chauvin, a white Minneapolis police officer, pinned him down with his knee on the neck of Floyd.
He kept his knee there for more than 8 minutes.
Other officers at the scene included Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng, and Thomas K. Lane who were participating in Floyd’s arrest.
A video of the incident captured by an onlooker and posted online has sparked protests in major cities across the United States and even beyond its borders to Europe.