- Fuseini Yusuf has started as a cobbler but stopped due to blindness
- To make ends meet, the 50-year-old father chains his five children in the house to go beg
- His wife reportedly left him in 2014
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The story of Fuseini Yusuf is both heartrending and mindboggling. The 51-year-old visually impaired is the father of five children between the ages 5 and 13.
The children are suffering from speech and mental disorders, according to a Starr News report.
The resident of Akyem New Tafo in the Abuakwa North Municipality of the Eastern Region like a lot of visually impaired Ghanaians begs for survival.
Before he steps out every morning, Fuseini chains the children to keep them away from trouble and have the peace of mind to concentrate on his trade as a beggar.
Fuseini’s wife reportedly left him in 2014 when she realised the disturbing conditions of her children, leaving the visually impaired father with the herculean responsibility of single parenthood.
“…My wife….left us after she was advised by some people in the community, so she finally quit the marriage and left me and the five children,” Fuseini told Starr News Eastern Regional Correspondent Kojo Ansah.
Fuseini was forced to ditch his cobbler job due to blindness. He moved to the streets to beg to fend for himself and the kids.
“One of my boys is now mad and is now wandering at the lorry station, but his madness is the mild type that he can easily be cured if little medication and attention is given to him,” the distraught father said.
In other news on YEN.com.gh, a young lady believed to have completed junior high school after successfully writing her Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) has been spotted crying in a video.
Information picked up from the video has it that the young lady went to check her BECE results and was surprised and displeased with the results she was seeing.
As the result slip was shown to her, she burst out into uncontrollable tears out of disbelief and claimed she wrote the papers well enough to deserve higher grades.
The young lady stood her ground even as people tried to calm her down and insisted she performed better than the grades she was seeing on her slip.
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Source: Yen Newspaper