Managing Editor of the Insight newspaper, Kwesi Pratt Jnr., has described as wrong on the part of President John Dramani Mahama, his decision to repeatedly used the catchphrase “tweaa” in parliament during his State of the Nation Address, Tuesday.
The Speaker of Parliament, Rt Hon Edward Doe Adjaho, banned the use of the Akan word ‘tweaa’ in Parliament, last week, explaining that the word was “un-parliamentary” and should not be part of the “Parliamentary lexicon.”
Doe Adjaho’s ruling came after the New Patriotic Party (NPP) MP for Subin, Mr Isaac Osei had drawn his attention to the fact that the word had gained currency in the House lately and sought to find out if that word could be used.
However, Mr. Pratt opined that the president should have known that the now popular phrase had been barred and described his continuous usage in the august House as indecorous.
“Before he (President Mahama) had gone to parliament, the House had already banned the tweaa word and described it as un-parliamentary, so the president should have respected that. But he (Mahama) repeatedly poured out the word ‘tweaa tweaa’ which was responded by the members of the house.
“…He made the speaker’s ruling useless. I was worried with what the president did,” Mr. Pratt said on Adom FM.