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Fashion of Monday, 23 March 2020

Source: Pulse Ghana

'Anibr3 3ns) gya' - Nana Addo's fashion choice for coronavirus address

Ghana's president, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo addressed the nation on measures taken against the spread of coronavirus disease COVID-19 in the country.

Nana Addo, in his address, outlined the plans of Ghana to close its borders for the next two weeks in a measure to curb the number of Coronavirus imported cases that keep rising.

He also declared Wednesday, March 25, 2020, as a National Day of Fasting and Prayers, admonishing all Ghanaians to pray and seek favour in the eyes of God for Ghana.

Despite the president's address sparking mixed reactions from Ghanaians based on some of the things he said and Nana Addo's message was widely welcome.

One significant detail people missed during the nation's address was the choice of fashion for His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

Known for his love for African print since becoming the leader of the West African country, Nana Addo has over and over again shown his love for culture.

This culture was however taken to a different level to show Ghana how the health of the people was his topmost priority.

The cloth for Nana Addo's shirt on Saturday is called 'Anibr3 3ns) gya na y3de nsuo 3dum no' which loosely translates 'Seriousness does not set the eye on fire to quench with water' or 'no matter how red the eye gets, it will never spark fire'.

What the president sought to put across going by the choice of fabric was, irrespective of how serious he saw the matter at hand, it would be difficult to get a detailed view just by looking at him.

Ghana's culture speaks volume. And what the president did on Saturday was to emphasize without speaking a word that he was serious on halting the spread of coronavirus in Ghana.

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