A 39-year-old quarry-working woman whose touching story was carried by YEN.com.gh has been booted out of work by owners who have accused her of trying to bring them into disrepute owing to the initial publication of her work.
Charity Kissi, a mother of four whose hand-to-mouth desperation was published by YEN.com.gh sometime ago, has reportedly been thrown out of the stone quarry by the owners who accused her of teaming up with the media to bring them into disrepute.
Joseph Kpormegbey who initially brought Kissi's story to light is now reporting that other workers have also become hostile to her, accusing her of forcing away their source of livelihood, since work in the quarry has been suspended by owners.
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“They asked me whether I was the only one suffering in Ghana,” Kissi reportedly said after her firing.
She added that she had not found it easy living in the family house since everyone quarrelled with her saying she had acted like an illiterate and disgraced the family.
Her husband has constantly accused her of disgracing him and putting his name out there in the media.
Earlier, YEN.com.gh chanced on the story of quarry worker Charity Kissi through an initial reportage by Joseph Kpormegbey, and because Charity's livelihood and living is symptomatic of a lot more, there was a need to draw attention through her story, to those less-privileged.
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Kissi hails from Mafi-Avedo in the Volta region. She lives at Omanjor in the Greater Accra region and has been cracking stones to make ends meet for the last eight years.
She has been left by her husband to fend for four children, aged between 15 and three. Having no formal education or vocational and technical skills to fall on, Charity has to make big stones smaller as she goes through life bit by bit.
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