It is a special occasion for the people here in the local communities when they have the opportunity to be introduced to the bosses of our company. No one neglects to stand on tradition or avoid lengthy descriptions of roles in the community and history of relationships. It is customary to bring a nominal amount of money to ‘greet’ each of the community figureheads; there is the chief, the women’s chief, a representative for the men, and a representative for the youths.
And there’s always a crowd gathered around the nucleus with inquiring faces.
We took two of the men visiting our camp around to greet the people of Komahun, Mboama and Titambaya,
each village with its own character, but none lacking in gracious greetings and hospitality.