The presidency of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is innocent and cannot absorb responsibility over the new history of Ghana textbooks which has some chapters describing Ewes as inward-looking and juju loving but rather the institutions and agencies in-charge have themselves to blame for the mess
“The misconception and the false blatant falsehood that this thing begins from the presidency for me is a deviation of the fact and that gets into NPP and NDC political conversation. We are saying that content in it wholeness as a document is unwholesome, uneducated.” Executive Director of Danquah Institute, Mr. Richard Ahiagbah said.
Speaking on Metro TV’s “Good Morning” program monitored by MyNewsGh.com, Richard Ahiagbah, an Ewe by tribe wants institutions and individuals who supervised the production of the textbooks be brought to book.
“The person who produced that, the person who supervised that to be acceptable to be taught to our children totally are to be blamed”, he told host, Dr. Randy Abbey during panel discussion.
He also wants the issue to be discussed passionately without political colours wondering the kind of research work that went in before the publisher came out with such books that have generated the anger of section of Ghanaians
The history of Ghana book was published based on the new curriculum by National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA)
“You see why I said that this issue must depart from politics and tribal sentiment. At the point where we are now, what will we achieve when we say we have been mischaracterize as Ewes”, he wondered.
“Let’s see this issue as a national issue. The institutions must answer for dereliction of duty”, Mr. Richard Ahiagbah pointed out.