MENSO WO KENTEN > I am not carrying your basket
Symbol of Industry, Self-reliance, and Economic self-determination
Menso Wo Kenten literally means “I am not carrying your basket”. While the Akan culture encourages Interdependency and cooperation amongst its people, it does not promote total reliance on others to help you get things done.
With the right amount of determination and support, there is nothing anyone can not do.