- The Ghana National Association of the Deaf (GNAD)'s northern regional branch has cautioned Ghanaians against giving monies to beggars who use envelopes
- According to the association, it has not sanctioned such an act and as such, the public should not encourage it
- The organisation added that beggars who are foreigners have presented themselves as blind and deaf in order to deceive people
Ghanaians have been urged by the northern regional branch of the Ghana National Association of the Deaf (GNAD) to refrain from giving monies to beggars who use envelopes.
The association has described the act as “unscrupulous” and explained that they had no right to beg for funds for the organization.
It added that it has implemented measures to ensure that such people were removed from the streets and for that reason, the public is expected to ignore them.
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The chairman of the northern regional branch of the association, Sumani Bapio, said a meeting has been held to address the matter.
He added that such beggars were mostly foreigners who presented themselves as deaf and dumb in order to solicit for funds.
Bapio, therefore, appealed to the Ghana Police Service to pick up such people as their actions were offensive.
Meanwhile, Felicia Edem Attipoe, who used to sell porridge by the roadside, has set an impressive record.
Attipoe, who is a single mother, has been recognized as Ghana’s first female aircraft marshaller.
She has been honoured by the organisers of Ghana’s Most Inspiring Women’s Award as the ‘Most Inspiring Woman in Aviation.’
Attipoe lost her marriage at the age of 23 after she traveled outside the country with her husband.
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