- A social media user posted a story of how he “saved” a young man in Tema from starvation
- The story of the good samaritan has since gone viral with over a 1000 shares
- Get more stories and videos of inspirational Ghanaians here on YEN.com.gh
Social media in Ghana has been littered with scatching comments against John Dumelo’s alleged gaffe with his post about a “bread seller”.
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But amidst the whole noise and backlash, YEN spotted the story of one Ghanaian who can only be best described as a real-life example of the Biblical “good samaritan”.
Nyameba Edem Kofi Yevutsey, saw a young man lying in the streets, and unlike most Ghanaians who would have walked by unconcerned, he took his time to attend to the fellow.
What makes Yevutsey’s story more touching and endearing is how Ghanaians have created a stereotype against helping “grown men” lying in the middle road.
In his narrative on Facebook, Yevutsey rightly says that most Ghanaians passing by would have probably mistaken the poor man for a drunk and thus ignored him.
According to a post by the good samaritan on social media, which has since gone viral, he was driving by when he saw the weak man lying on the ground under the hot Accra sun.
He says, “...several people passed by him and just pulled out their phones and took pictures. Others insulted him for being a drunkard.”
Yevutsey reportedly got out of his care to ask what was wrong with the fellow, and the man weakly responded, "I'm not drunk. I didn't drink any alcohol".
Noticing that man was indeed in pain, Yevutsey, with the help of a policeman carried the man to a sheltered location and offered him food.
The man, after eating his fill, gave his name to the good samaritan as Isaac Boateng and proceeded to recount how he had travelled to Accra in search of greener pastures.
"His name is Isaac Boateng. A fisherman from Elmina. According to him this day when they go out to sea they don't get any fish. So out of frustration, he came to Tema to find work but after roaming through the city for a week without any success he started begging for food or asking to work - do any work for food. Most people just turned him away and others threatened him. Before he fell and collapsed on the streets of Tema community 11 before I found him he hadn't eaten for 3 days.”
Yevutsey, continued his narrative, saying that he had a “hearty chat” with Isaac Boateng, gave him some money for transport back to Elmina and parted ways with him.
His story has, however, resonated with Ghanaian social media, with many commending Nyameba Edem Kofi for his kind actions.
Others shared that story as a reminder to always be kind to others in dire situations.
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