I came across a series of pictures which in essence provides readers who have never been to Ghana with an idea of who the average ‘Ghanaman’ is. Inspite of our socio – economic challenges, Ghanaians have this subtle unassuming humour. You know the type that causes you to laugh uncontrollably whilst at the same time shaking your head and pondering over the situation in a serious manner? Whether it’s humour from our chop bars or fufu sellers, carpenters, spiritualists, or an employee stating his case, you can’t help but chuckle. Most Ghanaians have had basic education (JHS ) but we should ask ourselves; just how well are we teaching our future generation if present day adults put out signage such as these? Many of our business owners in the informal sector have had very little training, and education. It astounds me as to how some have become successful in their business. Can you imagine how much more they could do if they had the right training and skills? In Ghana we say everybody is an MD – Ghanaians are all Managing Directors of their lives. We make do with what we have and make the best of it. We laugh at ourselves and move on with life. I love that! Below are a series of pictures I’ve compiled courtesy of a Facebook friend, Ian, who has over the years collected these pictures. Enjoy!
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