Prophet Nicholas Osei, also known as Kumchacha, the founder and head of Heaven’s Gate Ministries, has stated that he finds it difficult to comprehend President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo when he talks in English.
He pointed out that the typical Ghanaian, who hasn’t made much progress in schooling, finds it challenging to grasp President Akufo-Addo’s messages because of the slang in his English.
Prophet Kumchacha said that while previous presidents’ English, such as that of John Agyekum Kufuor, the late John Evans Atta-Mills, and John Dramani Mahama, is clear, Akufo-Addo’s is a little difficult to comprehend because of the slang.
Prophet Kumchacha revealed in an interview with Okay FM that the majority of Ghanaians who do not have advanced degrees find it difficult to comprehend President Akufo-Addo’s English.
“If you listen to President Akufo-Addo when he is speaking and you don’t listen to him attentively, you will struggle to understand even a word of what he is saying. His English is slang, not the British English. Even when he says ‘fellow Ghanaians’ sometimes I don’t hear it properly. It is not only me who struggles to comprehend his English. There was a time when market women in Ghana held a press conference to tell Akufo-Addo to speak Twi in his address because they didn’t understand his English,” he said.
Prophet Kumchacha said that, despite the fact that President Akufo-Add speaks well, his English is considerably different from that of the country’s prior leaders.
“When former President, Kufour speaks English I understand, the late president John Evans Atta-Mills speaks I understand likewise John Dramani but I struggle to understand Akufo-Addo’s own because it sounds like slang. The way he speaks English is nice though but I don’t understand.”