- Four disabled men have defied the odds and taken up roles in the construction industry in a bid to make ends meet
- They have refused to allow their conditions to limit them and as such, support each other in the execution of duties
- They all work for Talent Hour, a non-governmental organization that constructs homes for people
Four men have, despite their disabilities, taken up roles as construction workers, and are making a living off it.
One of them, Kwasi, who has contorted fingers on his left hand, opens up about his story as sweat breaks down his face.
“I don’t see myself as disabled;I cannot beg,” he defiantly declares as he works at Amasaman, a suburb of Accra.
A few meters behind him stood Michael, who positions himself steadily on one leg.
Per a myjoyonline.com report, he hops around the sandy and stony heaps used in construction works.
The third man, Eric, has lost a right leg and with the little left of it, he positions it firmly around his clutch.
With that stability, he shoves and mortar around with the help of Kweku, who has one arm.
Eric reveals that he is capable of mixing 30 bags of cement a day, despite his condition.
YEN.com.gh understands that the disabled workers are employed to build houses for people.
They are scattered all over Ghana, in towns such as Kasoa, Kumasi and Techiman, and they relocate to Accra whenever there is a project to be executed.
Samuel Obeng, the owner of a non-governmental organization (NGO), Talent Hour, that employed them, says he is focused on assisting disabled people.
This has been ongoing for almost a decade until he decided to register the NGO in 2016.
According to him, the sight of people such as Michael, Kweku, Eric and Kwasi moves him to extend a helping hand.
He disclosed that he once lost his eyesight for seven hours and this moved him to support people with challenges.
In other news, popular Ghanaian actress, Nana Ama McBrown, has silently jumped in to the aid of a football coach, James Eduful, who lost his ability to walk at the age of 9 years.
YEN.com.gh understands that the celebrated screen personality provided him with a wheelchair when she learnt of his plight during his Senior High School days.
Eduful, popularly known as Coach Sympathy, lost his ability to walk as he fell off his mother’s back as they headed home during a rainy night.
All efforts, including the use of traditional medicine to get him healed failed and he therefore remained a cripple till date.
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