Speaker Stops Use Of “Tweaa” In The House

parliamentThe Speaker of Parliament, Mr Edward Doe Adjaho, has banned Members of Parliament (MPs) from using the expression “tweaaa” in the House.

According to the Speaker, the expression, which is frequently used by the MPs in the House in recent times, is not only unparliamentary but also insulting.

The Speaker gave the directive after the MP for Subin, Mr Isaac Osei, sought his guidance on the use of the word on the floor of the House.

“Mr. Speaker, when the hon. Majority leader was speaking a lot of MPs said Tweaaaa, so I want to know if it is parliamentary because, last week, people tweaad, today people are tweaaing, and tomorrow people will tweaa because we still do not know who said tweaa,” he noted.

Mr. Adjaho, in response, said considering the context in which the MPs were using the word in the House lately, it was certainly un-parliamentary and should not be used again.

“Tweaa” is an Akan word used to call someone a bluff. It gained popularity following the placing a video on social media. In the video, a District Chief Executive (DCE) was addressing a gathering when an unidentified person whispered “tweaa”, meaning, the DCE was bluffing.

Since the video began circulation on facebook, whatsapp, among other social media, the public have been hooked on the use of the expression.

The Majority Leader, Dr. Kuubour, who was the latest victim of the word before it was banned in the House, was communicating to the House, President John Dramani Mahama’s decision to postpone the state of the nation address from February 20 to 25 when some members from the minority shouted “tweaaaaaa”.  By Yaw Kyei

The Speaker of Parliament, Mr Edward Doe Adjaho, has banned Members of Parliament (MPs) from using the expression “tweaaa” in the House.

According to the Speaker, the expression, which is frequently used by the MPs in the House in recent times, is not only unparliamentary but also insulting.

The Speaker gave the directive after the MP for Subin, Mr Isaac Osei, sought his guidance on the use of the word on the floor of the House.

“Mr.  Speaker, when the hon. Majority leader was speaking a lot of MPs said Tweaaaa, so I want to know if it is parliamentary because, last week, people tweaad, today people are tweaaing, and tomorrow people will tweaa because we still do not know who said tweaa,” he noted.

Mr. Adjaho, in response, said considering the context in which the MPs were using the word in the House lately, it was certainly un-parliamentary and should not be used again.

“Tweaa” is an Akan word used to call someone a bluff. It gained popularity following the placing a video on social media. In the video, a District Chief Executive (DCE) was addressing a gathering when an unidentified person whispered “tweaa”, meaning, the DCE was bluffing.

Since the video began circulation on facebook, whatsapp, among other social media, the public have been hooked on the use of the expression.


The Majority Leader, Dr. Kuubour, who was the latest victim of the word before it was banned in the House, was communicating to the House, President John Dramani Mahama’s decision to postpone the state of the nation address from February 20 to 25 when some members from the minority shouted “tweaaaaaa”.

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