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Power trip

Around Ahafo, 12-foot flag posts (like the kind you used to have on your bike only… well, taller) are attached to full sized, two-ton Chevy pick-ups so the haul trucks don’t run them over. Haul trucks, it should go without saying, always have the right away. You wait at intersections in the mine site for the “all-clear” over the two-way radio before proceeding. Haul trucks won’t stop.

The director of training at Ahafo tells me women Ghanaians make better haul truck drivers.

“They aren’t as arrogant. Not as attracted to the power. More responsible.”

I didn’t hear any complaints from anyone about this arrangement.


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