The Prime Minister of UK, Boris Johnson has shown his love for Akan proverbs.
Boris Johnson delivering a speech at the UK-Africa investment summit on Monday in the UK opted for an Akan proverb to illustrate the developmental gap between the UK and Africa.
Quoting the famous Akan proverb “All fingers are not the same” which is translated in as “Nsatea nyinaa nny3 p3”, the Prime Minister used the proverb illustrate his country’s economic might.
“All countries are not the same and the UK boast a breadth and depth of expertise that simply cannot be matched by any other nation.”
Revealing that he picked the proverb during his visit to Ghana, he said there is wisdom in Akan proverb.
“All fingers are not the same… and all countries are not the same”
Nsatea nyinaa nnyɛ pɛ : An old Akan proverb was a fitting way for @borisjohnson to demonstrate what sets the UK apart as one of the biggest investors and partners in Africa. #InvestinAfrica pic.twitter.com/8SZ7F2kCpK
— Iain Walker 🇬🇧🇬🇭🇹🇬🇧🇯🇧🇫🚲 (@walkeriain) January 20, 2020