Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Driving in Ghana

A piture says more than a thousand words, right? Well, have a look at this one (which I snatched from a friend's friend's Facebook album), I'm sure you'll agree with me that indeed it does tell us more about the driving situation in Ghana, than a few sentences would.



The lack of functioning traffic lights, therefore policemen guiding traffic? Check!
Drivers' blatant disrespect of traffic lights/policemen/rules? Check!
A general disregard of policemen's authority (which can often be bought for a few Cedis? Check!
Our kokonsa (gossipy) nature, (look at the men moving in to see what exatly is happening)? Check!
Complete denial and refusal to accept being caught in the act (Because surely it's not me, the guy is atually attempting to reverse, no?)? Check!

However, I do feel we ought to commend the polie officer for his persistence in trying to force the driver to obey the law.

Happy Tuesday!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hope the officer wasn't hurt!

Juanita said...

Im imagining him going wheeeee

Nana Yaw Asiedu said...

I've seen this before. I always thought it might have been staged. If it's real, then that's totally awful. And, yes, the road discipline has gone to the dogs.

Maya Mame said...

Anon - let's hope not. Doesn't look like the driver would have enough space to go far or fast.

Juanit - LOL!!! Free rollercoaster ride!

Nana Yaw - Oh, how boring if it's a set up, but I guess you're right, it would be awful if it's real.

[ ] dUke [ ] said...

''However, I do feel we ought to commend the polie officer for his persistence in trying to force the driver to obey the law.''

Agree. Dude needs a promotion just for this shot; even if he didn't or couldn't make an arrest.

Maya Mame said...

Exactly, Duke!

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