Ghanaian musician and brand ambassador, Okyeame Kwame has described as disrespect to the pride and culture of Ghana an attempt by the Government to adopt French as a second language.
Okyeame Kwame’s comment comes after Ghana’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey in addressing the opening session of the 2019 La Francophonie week in Accra stated Government is committed to obtaining French as a second language.
She intimated that prioritizing the French language in Ghana has become even more necessary now so as to further enhance relations for better cooperation at all levels with the country’s Francophone partners.
The Ghanaian Foreign Minister opined that government’s strong participation in this year’s Francophonie week celebrations also lends credence to the continued desire of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, for Ghana to become a full Member of La Francophonie, since becoming an Associate Member in 2006.
Okyeame Kwame opined “it is bad enough that our first language is another persons language” and asked what was wrong in making one of Ghana’s local languages a first language.