March 17, 2021

Minister of Communications and Digitisation Ursula Owusu Ekuful has said the recent Badu Nkansah’s controversial unapproved publications must be withdrawn from the market with immediate effect.

Mrs Ekuful made the statement at the plenary on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 when the Volta Caucus in Parliament expressed their displeasure on the effect of the publication of Badu Nkansah’s books on the people of the Volta Region.

She further noted that no ethnic group in Ghana should be stigmatized and our text books must accurately depict our culture as is being used to educate the youth and not corrupt them, and also train them on the beautiful diversity of our country to every child for us to appreciate what makes us uniquely Ghanaians.

The Minister further noted that she is happy the publisher has indicated that they are withdrawing the text books to take away the offending publications and have apologies for this unfortunate occurrence.

She was contributing to a statement by Member of Parliament for North Tongu Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa who, quoted sections of the book which makes derogatory remarks about some tribes.

He noted that, if this is not dealt with and continues to be in publication, one day someone would pick it up and insist it is the truth, and speaking against it alone on the floor of the House is not enough and the Education Committee should follow up on this to ensure that every bit of it anywhere is withdrawn from circulation.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/