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Value your limbs!

GHANA | Friday, 6 August 2010 | Views [756]

Sewing is big in Ghana

Sewing is big in Ghana

In Ghana, something as simple as crossing the road often results in the instant - but probably unintentional - dismemberment of at least a couple of previously uselful limbs.  These zones are often demarcated by a small obscure sign indicating the result of such a risky and life threatening manouvre.  Of course, the risk comes entirely down to the owner of the limbs in question, and by law, a driver is not required to stop and assist in such an event.  It is in fact not uncommon for a driver to reverse back over the victim one more time, only to perform a brief ceremonial dance - involving petrol and a naked flame 

The reason for such a high rate of limb loss comes down to the way in which a Ghanaian passes their drivers competency test.  Typically this involves underhanding 50 cedi to the instructor while taking them out to a traditional lunch of fufu, accompanied by a bottomless glass of the local brew - "Club". 

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