Tuesday, July 16, 2019

What is there to be gained by President Jammeh engaging in ethno-linguistic profiling?

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QUESTION OF THE DAY

What is there to be gained by President Jammeh engaging in ethno-linguistic profiling?

The President of a country swears or makes affirmation that he/she will act towards all manner of people without fear or favour affection or ill will. Hence, such a person would not engage in collective indictments or collective punishment.

The action of individuals would not be attributed to others sharing any given characteristic.

The quickest way to alienate people is to castigate them. The President owes an apology to all those who belong to those ethno linguistic groups who irrespective of their conduct are being mentioned as a group in some of his meetings.

Leaders are supposed to “Unite our diverse people to prove man’s and woman’s brotherhood and sisterhood”.

 

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