Driver Vehicle Licensing Authority(DVLA) to do my written test one Wednesday. I've given myself one month to cram in all those road signs! In between that, though, I couldn't shake off the "driven to distraction" tag I've been banding around for the past couple of days.
Just seemed so apt.
Then I got my thinking cap on, and wondered whether in Ghana, there is any such thing as a quintessentially Ghanaian distraction?
The immediate ones come to mind:
1. the predominance of almost-the-most-widely-spoken-local language--Twi-speaking--over English-speaking radio by public transport drivers. I cannot for the life of me understand why they think everyone taking public transport can--or is willing to listen--to Twi after a hard day's work!!
2. the politicization and polarization of issues along political lines (usually it's the government vs the largest opposition party, or vice versa)
3. the lack of consistency of the Ghana Police in appearing on busy roads to divert traffic
I'd be happy to hear any distractions you may have!