‘Sika mpɛ dede’ – Akufo-Addo’s cedi depreciation quote has social media buzzing
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo delivered his much awaited October 30 address on the state of the economy.
Among other things, he outlined the challenges that landed Ghana in the current economic state and followed up with some measures that his government was pursuing in order to reverse the slump and reset the economy on the path of growth.
He dedicated quite sometime to the issue of the currency depreciation and in seeking to buttress his point employed a French proverb.
He said: “Fellow Ghanaians, as the French would say, l’argent n’aime pas le bruit, to wit, money does not like noise, sika mpɛ dede.
“Where there is chaos, where there is noise, where there is unrest, you will not find money. If you talk down your money, it will go down. If you allow some unidentifiable person to talk down your money, it will go down,” he stressed.
The Twi variant of the proverb, ‘sika mpɛ dede’ has caught fire on social media with people poking fun with it, others analyzing it whiles others are giving it an interpretation of their own.