She has never been heard in public speaking the Queen’s language [English] – but Madam Akua Donkor claims she is very eloquent and has “little” command over the English language.
According to her, she can never make other country’s language her priority – after asking that “is English our mother tongue?”
Her explanation comes after host of NEAT FM’s morning show ‘Ghana Montie’, Kwasi Aboagye asked whether she understood proceedings at the two-day event by the Electoral Commission [EC] to discuss the future of Ghana’s voters’ register.
The EC forum was moderated by five eminent personalities to collate different views about the electoral roll which credibility is being questioned.
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The Founder and leader of the Ghana Freedom Party (GFP), Akua Donkor who only used the local dialect [Twi] to express her views on the voters’ register insisted that she did that purposely.
“I am not illiterate as some believe. I deal with well-educated people and I express myself well to their understanding but I don’t speak the English language often because it’s not my language. It’s unfortunate Ghanaians value the English language than their mother-tongue. Even the foreigners make fun of us. No Chinese will speak English, they value theirs.”
“It’s nonsense and shameful for us [Ghanaians] to speak English after sacking our colonial masters. If we want to speak English then we should bring them back to Ghana to rule us. I will never speak English…I value my own language and I’m proud of it,” she added.