A 24-year old blind lady who leaves with her 70-year old grandmother in Accra is appealing to public spirited individuals and organisations to support her both in kind and in cash to enable her survive during these crucial times when the country is in partial lockdown following the outbreak of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
The lady tells Accra based GHOne Television she has had to grapple with her predicament since she lost her sight 4 years ago, forcing her to abandon her job as a beautician.
BestNewsGH.com reports Ama Serwaa (pseudo name), as complaining about the fact that her 70-year old grandmother, who sells sachet water, is the one that takes care of her, instead of the other way round.
She says their situation is further exacerbated by the fact that the country is in a lockdown and feeding as well as having some essential stuff and money to aid them cope, has become a challenge.
BestNewsGH.com reports her as positing that ‘’It is my grandmother who has been helping me all the time. Some times I feel sad because I was once a beautician and I got this problem all of a sudden. I don’t know why it happened and things have been so difficult for me. Just imagine an old lady who I’m supposed to take care of, she is rather selling water to take care of me.’’
Ama Serwaa narrated how she once sought help from a Man, and the fellow made it clear he wanted to have sex with her, before helping her, a demand she refused.
‘’I need help–with my eye drops because I need to get some–I’m a woman and definitely–sorry to say, I will have my menstruation, and the soap I use to bath–the pomade I use and a little money I can use to help myself and my granny’’ she appealed.