Former Minister endorses ‘Watch Your Tongue Campaign’

By Gifty Amofa, GNA

Accra, Feb. 14, GNA – Mr Aquinas Tawiah
Quansah, former Minister for Central Region and Member of Parliament (MP) for
Mfantseman, has endorsed the ‘Watch Your Tongue,’ (WYT) Campaign.

He has therefore urged Ghanaians to get
involved in the campaign by speaking pleasant words to fellow citizens, friends
and even their opponents, especially during political campaigns.

The former Minister stated during
interaction with some volunteers of the WYT Campaign Group led by Sergeant
Daniel Kwasi Ofori-Appiah, Founder of the campaign.

Mr Quansah urged Ghanaians to be mindful of
their speeches before, during and after the upcoming elections.

“We should bear in mind that the tongue can
destroy, words we speak can either destroy or heal, let us be part of the
healing process, let us speak pleasant words,” he added.

Mr Quansah said Ghana would be a better
place for all to live in “if Ghanaians watched their speeches. Let your words
be sweet and pleasant so that tomorrow, when you are asked to swallow, it would
not be bitter in your mouth”.

The group is made up of hundreds of
volunteers from across the country and led by Sergeant Ofori-Appiah, popularly
known as Officer KOA.

Sergeant Ofori-Appiah said, the campaign,
which was introduced in 2015 was to inculcate in the populace the habit of
using pleasant language in their day-to-day activities.

It is also to sensitise the citizenry on
acceptable language use, both written and spoken, on social and traditional
media, as well as gestures to foster unity amongst the people, irrespective of
tribe, religion or political affiliation.

The Campaign, he said, was not limited to
Ghana alone but that he was willing to make his voice to be heard in other
countries including the United Kingdom, Spain, USA and Dubai through interviews
on radio.

GNA