- Mary Kpornogbe, an oyster processor, has revealed how she lost the ability to use her legs over 30 years ago
- According to her, she was born healthy but suffered from a strange disease when she was about seven months old
- Despite her challenge, Mary disclosed the strategy she uses to get work done so she can take care of herself and her daughter
Mary Kpornogbe was born healthy and without any medical condition but everything changed after seven months.
YEN.com.gh understands that she was afflicted with a strange ailment and lost the ability to walk.
For over 30 years now, she has been confined to a wheelchair but this has done little to limit her abilities.
She has over the years, created her source of income at Teikpitikorpe, which is in the Ada East district in the Greater Accra Region.
Information available shows that she has employed the services of a woman who has hearing and speech impairments to assist her with work.
Mary, per a report by ghananewsagency.org, reveals that she ventured into the oyster processing business about five years ago in a bid to cater for herself and her daughter, as she is a single parent.
Delving deep into the details of her work, she explained that she buys the fresh oysters from the riverbank in her community and then hires people to transport them to her residence.
She then boils them and removes the food from the opened shells after which she strings them on sticks and fries them.
Between December and February every year, which is the closed season, Mary engages in petty trading in order to earn extra income.
In other news, YEN.com.gh has learned that Felicia Edem Attipoe, who used to sell porridge by the roadside, is now Ghana’s first female aircraft marshaller.
Attipoe has been recognized as ‘Most Inspiring Woman in Aviation’ by the organisers of Ghana’s Most Inspiring Women’s Award.
She lost her marriage at the age of 23 after she traveled outside the country with her husband.
However, she returned to Ghana to work as a secretary in the Ramp section of the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority, which is the marshaller’s office.
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