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The Anas Expose: Is Mr Martin Amidu Out of Bounds?

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Author:
Kofi Ata, Cambridge, UK
Date:
2015-11-15 11:00:50
Comment to:
My take... u may not like, Kofi

Good morning, Godd. My conclusion regarding the government involvement is based on law. If the government was involved, then the use of the evidence could be problematic.

It's accurate to describe the language of Martin Amidu relating corruption and President Mahama to his ethnic or regional origin as racist. I have worked in race legislation long enough to know that racism is not simply about skin colour. Often some black people wrongly assume that black person cannot be racist towards another black person. In law, race is defined as colour, race, ethnic or national origins, nationality or country of origin including citizenship. From this definition, you should now understand why I described what Amindu said as racist. It even becomes clearer if Mahama and Amindu are not from the same ethnic groups in the three Northern regions of Ghana, which I doubt. Here is the UK if a Ghanaian acts in a discriminatory way (treats one less favourable) towards another Ghanaian but the two come from different ethnic groups in Ghana and the basis of the less favourable treatment was because they are from different ethnic groups then that is race discrimination or racism.

I am not suggesting that Martin Amindu should not have his say on matters of national importance but I am questioning his objective for what he is doing? What is he trying to achieve and is he is fighting corruption or aiding corruption?

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Kofi Ata, Cambridge, UK on Nov 15, 2015 11:00