Kudos to the French Embassy in Ghana

BY: Nicholas Kwabena Boateng Baiden and Kevin Baiden
H.E. Anne Sophie Avé is the French Ambassador to Ghana

Dear Editor, the French Embassy in Ghana has started a french learning programme on one of our country’s television stations, GHOne, that is very educative and so I encourage children to watch it.

Dubbed, Touch of France Show, it involves the teaching of the French language and also learning about the country, France.

The host, who is the Ambassador, makes the teaching of the language so practical, often using common expressions used in everyday conversations as examples and then tell how they are said in french.

She makes the show so practical by using objects and inviting personalities to share their experience about France and how one could strike a conversation in French relating to the work they do.

In one of the editions I watched for instance, an official of the Embassy of France in Ghana was invited to educate viewers on the steps to take when one wants to visit France and it was very educative.

This programme is very good because it helps one to learn French the easiest way and be able to use it in conversations with others.

We are being encouraged to learn a second international language, particularly French, because most of our neighbouring countries are French speaking.

Even though French is taught in schools, most of us find it difficult to speak it and I believe this is what the programme is trying to promote.

I hope the embassies of countries that use international languages will take a cue from the French Embassy in Ghana.

Nicholas Kwabena Boateng Baiden,
Ss Peter and Paul Catholic School,

We need constant water supply in communities

GWCL should ensure regular supply of water to all parts of the country.

Dear Editor, I wish to appeal to the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) to ensure regular supply of water to all parts of the country, especially in this era of COVID-19.

The frequent disruptions in water supply do not help Ghanaians. The lack of water in our households is a big problem and usually it is children who have to go round to look for water for daily use.

This affects our academic work in school because when our taps are not flowing and we go in search of water, we waste a lot of time and we end up going to school late.

By the time we get to our various schools, classes would have started already, and we have to rely on our mates to assist us, particularly if the topic treated is new.  

If there is no water in the house, we feel reluctant to wash our hands as often as needed because we will be wasting water when we do so; moreover, our parents will complain.

As for where I live, the water flows for only three days in a week. Some of my mates also complain about the same problem.

Their situation is even worse than mine because their taps flow once or twice in a month. We are supposed to store water but our parents do  not have the money to buy big containers to store water.

We are, therefore, compelled to fetch water anytime the taps do not flow.

I plead with the GWCL to ensure the constant flow of water to all communities in Ghana since water is life and without it, we get exposed to all kinds of diseases.

Kevin Baiden,
Accra College of Education School,