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Did Addison Discredit Dr Afari-Gyan?

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Comment: Good argument

Author:
Kofi Ata, Cambridge, UK
Date:
2013-07-20 07:47:42
Comment to:
INTERESTING ANALYSIS, INTERESTED IN pdf

Good afternoon Paul, I agree with you on abbreviations and what they mean. What they stand for and what they mean are relative, depending on time, space and subject area. For example, in Equality, RES was commonly known to represent Race Equality Scheme but within the defunct Regional Development Agencies, RES meant Regional Economic Strategy. In the same way, at work HR meant Human Resources but when I did Human Rights at LSE, HR in the Center for the Study of Human Rights meant Human Rights, whilst it meant something different in within the same institution, especially, in the Human Resources Department.

Having said that, in view of what transpired in court regarding this subject matter, I expected Afari-Gyan to have known what the pdf in question was. I know Afari-Gyan sometimes sought to belittle Addison with his cheeky responses and probably that could be one of those dismissive answers. However, if Afari-Gyan genuinely did not know what pdf was, then fine. On the other hand, if he knew what that pdf meant but deliberately decided not to know what pdf is, then, that has implication for credibility as a witness. That was the thrust of my argument.

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Kofi Ata, Cambridge, UK on Jul 20, 2013 07:47
kwabena Asante on Jul 20, 2013 16:43