The mountain of yams was huge and the staff spent the whole morning haggling over prices and distributing them. Each time I looked up from my laptop another typist was walking past with an armful of heavy yams. They weigh a ton too. Voices were raised with excitement and urgency as the yams moved up and down the corridor. I never actually saw any money change hands. I have never witnessed so much activity and dedication to a task. It's a shame that excitement is not evident when education matters are pressing. By 11.30 everyone was disappearing off up the road with yams strapped to the back of their motorbikes and scooters. Obviously, this was an excuse for an afternoon off to peel the yams and start pounding them into Fufu. What fun!!
|Georgitta with her haul and a very shy man!|
The President did not generate that much enthusiasm yesterday. People were glad to have seen him but there were issues about his very late arrival and the teachers not waiting at school to see him! Our Director was not amused!