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Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

Günther Schlee 2008


On to Soddo. Cash traveller’s cheques. Wait 1 1/2 hours. On the desk of the employee, who is cashing the cheques, nine other transactions pile up in the meantime. How many person-hours does cashing a cheque here cost in total, taking into account all kinds of delays caused by various people? Wouldn’t it be a liberation, wouldn’t it set people free to live fruitful and productive lives, if a little bit more thought was invested in organising such things? On to Arba Minch (see map 12).