Group threatens demo against Catholic Church over ‘racist’ statue in Tepa

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A group known as the Coalition Against Racism have served notice of a massive demonstration against the Roman Catholic Church for what they say is an insult to the black race and Africa as a whole.

Their outburst comes on the back of the erection of a statue that has been described by many as befitting the ‘White Angel, Black Devil’ scenario at Tepa in the Ashanti Region.

The statue which has been condemned by sections of the public and described as racist depicts a White angel with a sword in hand, subduing a dark-skinned devil lying under its feet.

A leader of the group, Constance Gokokyi told the media they will not stop until the statue is brought down.

‘’We are appalled that in this age and time, the Catholic Church which is one of the most respected in the World and to which I belong would sanction such thing. We will resist this with all the might in us. It is very insulting to say the least’’ he said.

He added that the group will begin the process of embarking on the demonstration by applying for a permit from the police in compliance with the Public Order Act and that all the relevant institutions will be petitioned to ensure the removal of the statue with a sense of urgency.

The statue has been erected at the Tepa Roman Catholic Grotto in Manfo in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.

Many are at a loss as what would have prompted the leadership of the church to sanction such a project or statue.

Some say it is an insult to the black race, projecting and insinuating the superiority of the white race over the black race and are calling for it to be brought down as soon as possible.



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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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