Badu Nkansah, publisher of the controversial Ewe textbook finally apologizes

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Ghanaians fume over awkward poem written about Ewes in a History textbook

The Publisher of the History textbook which has become a source of worry to many Ghanaians especially Ewes due to its content has finally apologized.

According to Badu Nkansah, the book was not written to look down on the people predominantly found in the Volta Region but it was a slip-up they did not correct.

In a statement signed and released by the company, the Publisher apologizes to Ewes especially for portions of the book that are deemed inappropriate and untoward.

An excerpt of the statement reads:

“Unfortunately, while undergoing the review, a limited quantity of the unpublished draft found its way into the market. We have seen certain snapshots on social media which has generated justified public uproar due to their offensive tone.

“Though it is not a deliberate attempt to berate such a huge section of our society, we wish to unreservedly apologise for the slip. Our brand stands for national unity, and we currently employ workers who originate from all parts of the country.”

This apology comes on the back of the public uproar from the public after portions of the book that has inappropriate information about Ewes went viral. Meanwhile, the North Tongu MP has filed an urgent request in Parliamentary for the Education Minister, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum to answer to newly-authored history textbooks titled ‘History of Ghana’.

Also, the National Council for Curriculum Assessment (NaCCA) issued a statement where it said it has not approved the book…an assertion the publisher of the book alluded to in his apology.

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