- A grandmother of two, Afua Akoto is struggling to fend for herself and her grandchildren
- The 70-year-old woman ekes a living working as a farmer for an employer in Dadease in the Ashanti Region
- Afua Akoto who lives with the children in a shabby mudhouse is appealing for help
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Living in extreme poverty, Afua Akoto is struggling to fend for herself and two grandchildren since their parents left the village in search of greener pastures.
Akoto, aged 70, was abandoned by her husband some forty years ago and had since been struggling and juggling between jobs to provide for the family, gbcghanaonline.com reports.
The septuagenarian who is growing feeble with time due to ageing lives with her two grandkids in a dilapidated mudhouse at Dadease in the Sekyere Kumawu District in the Ashanti Region.
Despite living in the worst conditions imaginable and unable to afford a square meal a day, Afua Akoto is not captured on the Livelihood Empowerment against Poverty Program (LEAP) for survival, according to gbcghanaonline.com.
Hayford Okine: Ghanaian acrobat sets world record as he balances 16 chairs on his chin in 10 seconds
Although her two grandchildren are gifted with the ability to create, poverty has shut the door to their dreams for now.
GBC’s Beatrice Senadju spent a few days with Afua Akoto, who recounts her plight as a single mother and grandmother. Please call Beatrice Senadju on 0268526496 to donate.
Watch the interview below.
Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported an international Ghanaian acrobat, Hayford Okine, has set a new world record as the first person to balance sixteen chairs with his teeth in ten seconds.
Okine who lives in Zagreb in Croatia recently took part in Croatia Got Talent reality show to display his unmatched skill in balancing heavy items, which has earned the accolade King of Balance.
Performing in front of four judges and a large audience, he balanced the 16 chairs with his teeth in ten seconds, earning rounds of applause and standing ovations from the judges.
In other news, YEN.com.gh reported that a Ghanaian entrepreneur, designer, and innovator, Kweku Sylvester Kwaw, has claimed that he is the first person to design and build a fufu grinding machine in Ghana.
Kwaw, who is the owner of Sly Metals Works and Solutions, told SVTV's DJ Nyaami that he is the originator of the idea, claiming he is the first to build the fufu grinding machine that other innovators have subsequently reproduced.
Asked what he used in building the machine, he said: ''I use stainless steel, pipe, stainless steel plate, angle bar, stainless steel bucket, engine, and thirteen (13) bolts and nuts to fastened the engine.''
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Source: Yen Ghana