Akua Boahemaa: 80-year-old widow abandoned by her kids begs for help to move from leaking mudhouse

Akua Boahemaa: 80-year-old widow abandoned by her kids begs for help to move from leaking mudhouse

- Sussana Akua Boahemaa is a visually impaired widow who lives alone in a community in the Bosomtwe District in the Ashanti Region

- The 80-year-old mother of seven lost her husband three decades ago and five of her kids in later years

- Boahemaa was abandoned by her two surviving children after she became blind

- The octogenarian who lives in a deprived state in a shabby mudhouse has since been struggling to fend for herself

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Living in extreme poverty, Sussana Akua Boahemaa, a visually impaired widow, has been struggling to fend for herself after she lost her sight some years ago.

Boahemaa, 80, lives alone in a dilapidated mudhouse in a community in the Bosomtwe District in the Ashanti Region.

The feeble aged woman lost her husband three decades ago, leaving her with seven children to cater for.

Akua Boahemaa: 80-year-old widow abandoned by her kids begs for help to move from leaking mudhouse
Akua Boahemaa: 80-year-old widow abandoned by her 2 kids begs for help to move from leaking mudhouse. Image: crabbimedia
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But five of her kids died five years after her husband's demise and the surviving two abandoned her after she lost her sight.

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Boahemaa who has been living alone for the past five years survives on the benevolence of donors, but the kind gesture has not been extended to her ramshackle mudhouse which leaks profusely anytime it rains.

Speaking in an interview with TV3's Ibrahim Abubakar, Boahemaa decried that she has no help.

''I don't have a helper. I'm very sad today. I don't have anyone besides myself. This morning, if someone decides to be kind and gives GHc1 to buy kenkey, I may not eat again if God doesn't intervene,'' says Boahemaa, almost in tears.

The octogenarian is sometimes compelled to sleep on a bench in her room when it rains due to the bad leakage in the roof of her mudhouse, she said.

Boahemaa appealed for help from the government to build a single room on her plot of land to enable her to sleep in a decent house "before she dies.''

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In a separate story, despite the impact of her work on her psychological wellbeing, health, and finance, Regina Asamoah has defeated the challenges and earned several feats.

The Ghanaian journalist and human rights activist has been in the spotlight due to her sterling achievements, being adjudged the Female Journalist of the Year at the 25th Ghana Journalist Awards (GJA) in 2020.

Before this feat, she had clinched several other victories, including special recognitions from the GJA and Plan International for her documentaries while working as the News Editor of Atinka FM/TV in Accra, Ghana.

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