Boris Johnson uses Akan proverb in speech at UK-Africa Investment Summit

Boris Johnson uses Akan proverb in speech at UK-Africa Investment Summit

- UK Prime Minister quotes popular Akan proverb at UK-Africa Summit

- Boris Johnson was addressing African heads of states at the UK-Africa Summit 2020

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UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson at the 2020 UK-Africa Investment Summit made reference to a popular old Akan proverb which says “All fingers are not the same”.

He received loud applause on Monday, January 20, 2020, when he used the Akan proverb to drive home his point that the UK remains the best choice of trade for Africa.

In his speech, the leader of the UK Conservative Party said: “The UK boasts a breadth and depth of expertise that simply cannot be matched by any other nation.”

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In the words of an old Akan proverb that I picked up in Ghana, ‘all fingers are not the same’. There’s wisdom in these Akan proverbs; all fingers are not the same and all countries are not the same,” he opined to buttress his point.

He was addressing African heads of states at the UK-Africa Summit 2020.

Meanwhile, President Nana Akufo-Addo will lead a ministerial delegation of a number of cabinet ministers and key officials at the same summit.

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According to a statement from the Ghanaian High Commission in London, President Akufo-Addo will address world leaders on the importance of securing sustainable finance for Africa’s infrastructure, discuss investment opportunities, and how we can mobilise future partnerships that meet the needs of modern African nations.

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The Summit, hosted by the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, is a major milestone for the UK, and for its enduring partnership with African countries.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that government on Friday, January 17, 2020, announced that it has set up a 40-member Emergency Forex Development Committee to arrest the fall of the cedi against other major foreign currencies, especially the US dollar.

The committee will be chaired by the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta.

The setting up of the committee has irked Ghanaians, with many questioning the rationale behind the formation of such a committee.

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