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.
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.