Market-women beg Nana Addo to tone down the 'big English'

Market-women beg Nana Addo to tone down the 'big English'

- Traders at the Kaneshie Market are complaining bitterly over what they call ‘Big English’ by President Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo

- The market-women say they want the president to either speak local languages more often or speak simple English more audibly

Some market women in Accra have pleaded with President Akufo-Addo to limit his English Language usage, so that they can understand him.

According to them, it becomes very difficult to understand the President when he 'rattles on' in the English language.

Market women beg Nana Addo to tone down the 'big English'

President Nana Akufo-Addo

READ ALSO: Ghanaians outraged by latest video of Ebony and Franky in the morgue making rounds

They are, therefore, pleading with him to “come down” to their level when delivering his speeches so that they can also get a clear understanding of what he says.

The plea was made by a group of market women in an interview with Accra-based Adom FM.

They said instead of President Akufo-Addo speaking his usual flawless English, he should tone down a bit and speak ‘form 4 English’, which is what they understand.

One of the traders uttered: "The last time I saw him on TV, I had to be extra attentive to hear the word 'police'.”

Another added: "We don't understand his American English. Nana Addo's English is too much. He should speak Form 4 English like ‘the man is going'.”

Join YEN on Instagram to be always informed and entertained!

Other traders also called on the President to speak louder when delivering his speeches and addresses.

According to them, he does not often open his mouth when talking, contrary to the views of others who have previously praised the President for his eloquence.

Their call seems to be in line with that of Professor Nana Essilfie Kondua of African University College of Communications, who has called on the President and other government officials to make it a point to speak local languages during public addresses. brings you the TOP-5 impressive insults by Ghanaian politicians:

Subscribe to watch new videos

READ ALSO: Nana Ama McBrown steps out with her husband to make donation

Send us a message via our official Facebook and/or Instagram page to get it published on


Related news
Mailfire view pixel