The Volta Regional House of Chiefs has reacted to the derogatory contents of a textbook intended for use in Primary Schools in Ghana.
In a statement, the Chiefs and people of the Volta region, the homeland of Ewe ethnic groups are calling on the publishers of the said offensive publications to immediately apologize, withdraw and destroy all the textbooks in circulation.
The President of the Volta Region House of Chiefs, Togbe Tepre Hodo IV said, in the event that this ill- advised publication is discovered anywhere after their demand
for the same to be withrawn from cirulation, they will take appropriate legal measures to ensure that these mischief makers walk on the right side of the laws.
“The attention of the Volta Region House of Chiefs has been drawn to the contents of a book designed for use by lower classes in the current educational structure.”
“Some of the contents of the said book, which cast derogatory allusions and imuendos at Ewes, are to say the least, distasteful and a disgrace to the authors and publishers of the said materials intended to educate the younger generation of this country.”
“We deem it highly reprehensible for those responsible for this offensive publication, to harbor such vile thoughts about their fellow citizens of Ghana in the twenty first century.”
“We therefore unreservedly condemn this singular demonstration of tribal bigotry and prejudice and call on those responsible for the offensive publication, to withdraw the same from circulation and to destroy every part of the offending material. We further demand an unqualified apology from the authors and publishers of this base material to be rendered to all Ewe speaking citizens of Ghana. In addition, we urge other ethnic groups in this courtry, to condemn such divisive publications which only serve as a recipe for chaos and disunity.”
“Finally and in the event that this ill- advised publication is discovered anywhere after our demand for the same to be withrawn from cirulation, we hereby serve notice that the Chiefs and people of Ewe ethic origin, will take appropriate legal measures to ensure that these mischief makers walk on the right side of the laws.”