A senior lecturer at the Modern Languages Department at University of Ghana, Dr Abdul Gamel Nasser, has stated that when ethnicity is politicised in Ghana, then it would bring unending anarchy, citing some of the conflicts in northern Ghana and some African countries to back his assertion.
Dr Nasser said, ethnicity in many sectors of national life was disturbing and should be eliminated as the country readies itself for elections in December. He said many civil society groups, frightened by the kind of chaos experienced recently in Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Cote d'Ivoire, Nigeria and Sudan, have decried this trend, appealing to citizens to pursue peace and unity.
He was speaking at the launch of a booklet, "Politics of Ethnicity and the Authority of the People," in Accra. He said most Ghanaians were alarmed at the violent communal tensions that were building up this year, a threat to national unity and the legitimacy of institutions.