Switzerland President wows Akufo-Addo with powerful Twi speech

Switzerland President wows Akufo-Addo with powerful Twi speech

President of Switzerland, Simonetta Sommaruga in a video that is fast going viral was spotted addressing President Akufo-Addo in Twi during his first state visit to the country as part of his Europe tour.

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Akufo-Addo who at first looked lost as President Simonetta was speaking suddenly burst into laughter when he realized what she was trying to say.

The laughter and smile on the face of the president show how impressed and welcomed he felt when she was addressing the gathering.

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"Onimuonyamfoɔ, ɛyɛ me anigye sɛ yɛbɛgye wo ne w'apamfoɔ wɔ yɛn man yi mu". To wit, she simply said, "I am very excited to welcome you and your team to our country"

Ghanaians have however reacted to the video and find it quite interesting for a foreigner to speak a language unknown to her.

@nkansahkwadwohumblelion jabbed those who were not making an effort to speak the local languages:

Even the prominent white people are learning our local language, always be childish and boast urself with someone else's language.

@passion_kee said she did well:

She did well

@josephineoppong35 couldn't hide her joy that a foreigner made the effort to learn a language foreign to her:

"Onimuonyamfoɔ, ɛyɛ me anigye sɛ yɛbɛgye wo ne w'apamfoɔ wɔ yɛn man yi mu". I feel so elated and proud to see a foreigner make such an effort to speak our most popular native language.

@enamtugbefia believes she was speaking Arabic:

That’s Arabic la

@dynasty5895 believed Ashantis are putting Ghana out there:

Ghana to da world (Ashantis sore higher)

@miss_viviana was particularly appreciative of the fact that she learnt the language:

very well done, appreciate the respect given and the time spend to learn this sentence.

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In other news, a Ghanaian police officer has been captured in a video that is fast going viral as he rejected an amount of money that was to be used to bribe him and strongly warned the driver not to repeat that.

The identity of the police officer is not fully confirmed but it appears as though he comes from the Volta Region and resides in an Akan community as he spoke Twi with a minor Ewe accent.

In the video sighted by YEN.com.gh, the officer stopped the vehicle commonly known as 'Mahama Camboo' to make some checks.

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