Social commentator and Editor in Chief for the Insight News paper, Kwasi Pratt Jnr., says the content of Badu Nkansah's latest book "History of Ghana" is likely to whip up tribal sentiments.
Badu Nkansah's new Text book ‘History of Ghana’ has caused an uproar on social media.
Some inscriptions in excerpts of the book which have gone viral on social media suggest that Ewes are only good to people who speak the Ewe language.
A line in the book " Efo agreed and prepared the Juju for the players" also suggests that Ewes are fond of Juju.
Reacting to the book in an interview with host of Atinka FM's AM Drive, Kaakyire Ofori Ayim, Kwasi Pratt Jnr, noted that such publications have the tendency to bring about tribal division among tribes.
He cited a similar book "The golden history of Ghana", a book, which according to him, seeks to denigrate the works of Dr. Osagye Kwame Nkrumah and his government.
He called on government to ensure that the copies in circulation are recalled to avoid further damage.
Meanwhile, author for the book, Badu Nkansah rendered an unqualified apology for its ‘offensive description’ of Ewes in the publication.
According to him, although the book had satisfied most of the technical content requirements, the National Council for Curriculum Assessment (NaCCA) had informed them to work on certain aspects of the book in order for it to meet the expectations of the new curriculum.
“Once again, ours is a brand that values National unity. We apologise to all those affected and we apologise to all Ghanaians that such thing will never happen again,” Badu Nkansah said in a statement.
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