The Managing Editor of the Insight Newspaper, Kwesi Pratt Jnr. has said President John Dramani Mahama’s reason to have repeatedly used the cliché ‘tweaaa’ in parliament during his State of the Nation Address was a wrongful approach.
The Speaker of Parliament, Hon. Edward Doe Adjaho, banned the usage of the Akan word ‘tweaaa’ in Parliament.
He explained that the word ‘tweaaa’ was unparliamentary and should not be part of the “Parliamentary lexicon.”
His ruling came after the New Patriotic Party (NPP) MP for Subin, Hon. 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 has been barred and described as impolite in the August House.
“Before he (President Mahama) will go to parliament, the House had already banned the ‘tweaaa’ word and described it as unparliamentary, so the President should have respected that. But he (Mahama) repeatedly uttered the word ‘tweaaa tweaaa’ 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.