“Ethnic hatred are unleashed on others due to wickedness” – Prof. Gatsi

 “Ethnic hatred are unleashed on others due to wickedness” – Prof. Gatsi

The Dean of the University of Cape Coast Business School, Prof. John Gatsi has said “regional and ethnic hatred are unleashed on others because of wickedness and inability to appreciate the natural beauty of human diversity.”

According to Prof. Gatsi in a Facebook post, “the danger about ethnic discrimination (tribalism) is that the victims are made not to call it by its name and restrained to express themselves until it becomes corrosive.”

Sounding as though a victim recounting his experience, Prof Gatsi stated that “the truth is that it [tribalism] is a painful and emotional experience.”

Prof. Gatsi emphasized that “our progress, peace and development as a country is in our diversity and not exclusion and psychological attacks.”

His comment is coming in on the wake out the public outcry in the Volta Region of Ghana, his home region, over reports of deployment of heavy security including armed soldiers, police, immigration officials at the various borders ahead of the upcoming new voters’ registration exercise which many have seen as unusual and intimidating.

A member of Parliament for Adansi in the Ashanti Region in an interview on JoyNews said, the deployment is to help police the borders to present people who are not Ghanaians but speak the same Ewe language with the people of the Region from entering the country during the voters’ registration and voting day.

In another interview with the Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery on the same network, JoyNews, he attributed the heavy security presence in the region to policing the borders to ensure the adherence of the COVID-19 preventive protocols and directives.

Read Prof. Gatsi’s full post:

The danger about ethnic discrimination (tribalism) is that the victims are made not to call it by its name and restrained to express themselves until it becomes corrosive.

The truth is that it is a painful and emotional experience.

Regional and ethnic hatred are unleashed on others because of wickedness and inability to appreciate the natural beauty of human diversity.

Our progress, peace and development as a country is in our diversity and not exclusion and psychological attacks.

Source: awakenewsroom.com 

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