‘Ashawo’ Is an Over-Used Insult
In a recent interview with KSM Show, highly acclaimed and renowned news broadcaster ‘Nana Aba Anamoah’ has revealed that people ought to come up with better abusive words for ladies than the over-flogged ‘Ashawo’ they normally refer to women as.
This message was triggered due to the backlash Nana Aba received from a member of the current ruling party of Ghana, known as NPP. If there’s something the above-mentioned news broadcaster is known for, it would be her outspoken and blunt nature when tackling issues regarding the nation; with politics inclusive.
A while ago, Nana Aba called out the ruling government to account for their achievements since they assumed the position as the party on the seat. She also went as far as telling them to quit the blame game and stop blaming the opposition party ‘NDC’ for all their problems. It turns out that a member of the opposition party didn’t take her statement lightly, so he attacked her.
Speaking on the issue, Nana Aba said; “Recently the NPP released their attack dogs on me for something I said and I don’t know why in 2019, political commentators still think that calling a woman ‘ashawo’ will gag her in any way; maybe it will gag other women but definitely not me. I mean, ashawo is an over-used insult and I expect people to be creative. If you are insulting, be creative, don’t go to ancient times and bring ancient insults”.
Nana Aba Anamoah further told KSM Show that politicians have taken Ghanaians for granted for too long and that it was time people held them accountable for their actions. The news broadcaster revealed that she has grown a thick skin over the years and the fear of backlash can’t stop her from saying her mind.
She said; “I stand by what I said about the NPP and NDC, there is no way that I will apologize for the comments I made. I will never take them back; I stand by them. I think the NDC and NPP are the banes of this country, they are the reason we are where we are. We need to be demanding more from them and they are taking us for granted. They are taking us for a ride and I stand by my comments and will never take them back.
Well, that’s truly an unapologetic and outspoken woman right there. At this moment, all we can do is hope that men who derive joy in referring to women as ‘Ashawo’, heed to her advice and become more creative.