Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Ms Hannah Tetteh, has appealed to Ghanaians to learn other languages to help them communicate effectively with other nationals.
She said learning new languages would move the public from complacency in various forms of social interactions and thereby help them achieve their goals.
“We have to learn to be multi-lingual not just to communicate in different languages but with the whole globe to ensure better relations’’ Ms Tetteh said during the opening of the third edition of the Colombian Spanish language for Ghanaians diplomats and public servants in Accra.
She said the course, which began in August 2013, is an initiative that sought to offer the training in skills for communicating the Spanish language.
Ms Tetteh congratulated students who would be undergoing the six months course, for the bold step they have taken, saying it would help them to communicate better.
“I hope it will be a wonderful experience for you as it was with the first and second batch of students,” she said.
Madam Claudia Turbay Quintero, Colombian Ambassador to Ghana, said the effort would help cement the relations between the two countries.
She said the course, which would have two different classes that is beginners and inter mediate, would also help students appreciate the new relations between Ghana and the entire Latin America.
Some students also expressed happiness with their decision saying it is a joy to learn about new cultures and languages.