BREAKING NEWS: Akua Donkor Petitions for 2016 Presidential Debate to Be Held Strictly in TWI
For the first time, madam Akua Donkor is making a lot of sense—the founder of Ghana Freedom Party has petitioned The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), the organisers of Ghana’s Presidential debate to ensure that this years debate is held strictly in TWI.
Akua Donkor in her petition which was written in Twi argued that, English is not our language and at a time that we are holding serious national conversation on ditching English as a mode of instruction in schools, it should reflect on the activities of the on-going presidential bid.
Madam Donkor also added that “Most Ghanaians cannot speak and comprehend English at the high standard used in the last presidential debates. And the continuous use of English in such debates of national importance puts a large percentage of Ghanaians at a disadvantaged which sort of tilt the electoral support to the wrong side.”
She continued; “No where in the constitution of Ghana does it say one must be able to speak English to become a president—and therefore, using English indirectly sidelines candidates who are not blessed with that tongue, and somewhat affecting their candidature.”
In her concluding argument, Akua Donkor cited the Chinese president and several other world leaders who are doing great things for their countries but cannot speak a word of English—adding that, Ghana needs to look for a competent ruler and not a competent English speaker.