Journalist Paul Adom-Otchere has described Prof Kwamena Ahwoi’s comments in his controversial book about the late Kow Nkensen Arkaah as uncultured.
In his ‘Working with Rawlings’, Professor Ahwoi claimed that the late Vice President had a slippery zip and could not resist young beautiful girls at the Presidency.
The host of Metro TV’s ‘Good Evening Ghana’ stated that this remark is in poor taste as the person in question is not alive to defend his reputation.
According to him, the Ghanaian culture frowns upon publicly speaking evil against a dead person.
“The one that was very disappointing to me was the Kow Nkensen Arkaah one because I thought it was anti-cultural.
“This is a man who has died and he was a Vice-President and you come out and make such flagrant uncomplimentary remarks about him.”
“You have to make complimentary remarks about the dead, that is our culture. If you want to make uncomplimentary remarks about the dead you don’t make is widely published when the man cannot respond,” he explained.
Speaking on the Editor’s forum segment on Joy FM’s Super Morning Show, Paul expressed disappointment in the Professor for his writing,
He said, “Forget about the politics and everything, this was really bad”.
Veteran politician and former Minister for Local Government and Rural Development (1990 to 2001), Prof Ahwoi launched his book, ‘Working with Rawlings’ on July 31.
The book recounts some outstanding events that characterised the rule of the then, military junta, Jerry John Rawlings.
However, since it’s launch, many people have questioned the motive behind Prof Ahwoi’s releasing of the book at a time where General elections are fast approaching.