Freetown, Baby!


Say Cheese by jc2010sl
August 22, 2010, 7:16 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

Meetings are an unusual, and always long affair in Sierra Leone. They never start when advertised, don’t have an end time and are chaired only in the loosest sense of the word. At any gathering of any significance there is a lengthy acknowledgement of the great and the good, finished with the formula “all protocols observed”.

I came across a new one at a workshop yesterday though – a guy with a camera snapping away. Somewhat bizarre I thought, although I suspected they would probably make their way into some kind of strategy or funding document.

A couple of hours later and the photographer had returned with photos of the participants. It turns out this enterprising soul was hawking out portraits for the participants. Quite why anyone would want a memento of themselves with their colleagues at the 2011 District Health Planning Workshop is beyond me, but he seemed to be doing a roaring trade.

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