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Minister for Aviation, Cecelia Abena Dapaah has called for a concerted and sustained effort aimed at making at least 50 percent of all Ghanaians to be able to speak basic French by the year 2050.

According to her it is a priority need for President Akufo-Addo to enable Ghanaian citizens appreciate the basics of the French language in order to enhance economic activities since the Nation is surrounded by French speaking countries.

The Minister made the call when she received a delegation from “Français Pour Tous” (French For All), a group aimed at promoting the French language in Accra.

The founder and president of the group, Emmanuel Amegavi Sosu said the group’s core objective is making Ghana a French English bilingual State by 2050 through its agenda dubbed agenda 2050-50.

Agenda 2050-50 stipulates that by the year 2050, at least 50 percent of Ghanaians will be able to speak basic French.

Former President, John Agyekum Kufuor, Frank Agyekum, former Minister of information, African union Vice chairperson, Ambassador Kwesi Quartey and Dr. Alabo Ghana’s Ambassador to Russia have all endorsed the initiative.

Deputy Education Minister in charge of secondary and pre-tertiary education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adu-Twum has also thrown his weight behind the initiative.

The Aviation Minister challenged the group to take the advocacy not only to schools, but al in institutions in the country whiles calling for the creation of a common platform for all Ghanaian French speakers

Source: Christian Kpesese/ thePublisher

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