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Burning Fires in Our Backyard. Critical News, 13th October 2013

Posted by Business in Ghana on October 13, 2013

Sydney Casely-Hayford, sydney@bizghana.com

Tuesday evening, I am sitting on the porch overlooking the Panbros salt pans from the hilltops of McCarthy Hill.  There is a man across the opposite fence.  I can see him from my lofty perch, dressed in a pair of baggy shorts, no shirt and carrying what looks like a kerosene lantern.  He is walking across from my left to the edge of the open land space he inhabits and I decide to retire, not an interesting scene to keep my attention.

Half hour later, just as I am nodding off, I hear the spat-spatting of what sounds like rainfall and I wonder when I missed the gathering clouds during the day and why is it still raining at this time of year?  Thinking I could use the pattering rainfall to lull myself to sleep, I ignore the event and doze off.

But later, a persistent crackling wakes me up and I sleep-stumble to the balcony to check things out.  The smoke filled balcony and the raging fire beneath me, shocks me out of sleep and I reel from the gathering heat below. Read the rest of this entry »

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