Kicking great fun!!! For the 'unschooled', these plastic bags are called Ghana-Must-Go (GMG) bags in West Africa. The name originated from the public antagonism that accompanied the influx of Ghanaians into Nigeria in the mid 70s to early 80s in the aftermath of the economic devastation in that country. The surge of illegal migrants led to government action to expel them. The plastic bags were the most common luggage bags that could be hurriedly purchased by returnee Ghanaians for their trips back home. They are sold by petty traders around airports and motor-parks for prices ranging from N250 – N500 depending on size ($1.50 - $4.00). In more recent times, the bags have developed a notoriety for being the baggage of choice for politicians conveying looted public funds.
SHARE YOUR COMMUNITY SLANGS. IT'S THE BEST WAY TO LEARN THE LANGUAGE
Last Updated on Saturday, 12 November 2011 12:06
Written by Olivia Mesango