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Politics Wed, 20 Jul 2005

Divisive politics a threat

A former vice-chancellor of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Dr Emmanuel Evans-Anfom, has said the upsurge in ethnocentrism and divisive politics in Ghana is posing a serious threat to the country?s development.

Speaking in Accra last Sunday, he said the prevailing threat obliged all Ghanaians to endeavour to harmonise their rich and diverse cultures for the nation?s advancement.

Dr Evans-Anfom lamented that ?it is a sad commentary that we are experiencing a fractured society, with various groups emerging each day.?

The occasion was the 102nd birthday of the first senior prefect of Achimota School, Mr Benjamin A. Quarcoo.

Dr Evans-Anfom paid tribute to the pioneers and founding fathers of Achimota School and recalled that in early days of the school, students came from all parts of the country, adding that where they came from did not matter, since they had one mother in the name of Achimota College.

He said the pace at which other parts of the world was dancing in unity made it imperative for Ghanaians to see themselves as one people with a common destiny.

Source: Graphic