Woman Says She Managed Tema Port In 1979 But Now Lives In Poverty, Weeps In Emotional Video

Woman Says She Managed Tema Port In 1979 But Now Lives In Poverty, Weeps In Emotional Video

  • A sad-looking Ghanaian woman has revealed she now lives in poverty years after rising to high heights in life
  • In a rather emotional narration that was captured in a video, the woman displayed an ID card to prove she worked as a manageress at Tema Port
  • According to her, now life is so hard that she wants to start selling charcoal on small tables in order to earn a living

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A Ghanaian woman whose full name is withheld has been captured in a rather emotional video, shedding tears over how her life ended up.

The video that was shared by popular Ghanaian politician and actor, John Dumelo, saw the old lady recounting the exploits she did as a young lady before ending up much like a pauper.

"In 1979, I used to manage a restaurant at the Tema Port. This is my ID. I had more than 20 girls working under me and I used to give them uniforms. There were times I would travel to and fro Europe but now look at me," she said.

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Photo of woman who ended up poor after working at Tema Port for years
Woman showing her ID from Tema Port Photo credit: @johndumelo
Source: Twitter

According to the aged lady, she has recently tried to tie charcoal in small polythene bags for sale but the capital to even start is a problem for her now.

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Ghanaians are saddened by the story of the poor old woman who used to work at Tema Port

Below are some comments Ghanaians shared after watching the touching video.

@Bi_Gmouth said:

We need to rise to the occasion when power is given onto us. There are many other people like this whose stories have not been heard. It's a wake-up call to developing a more sustainable economy where all citizens would thrive.

@dom155rich1 indicated:

Very sad and heart-breaking. These senior citizens have served their country well. The least we can do is to treat them with dignity and respect instead of driving them to the point of desperation.

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@Kweku_Ankomah mentioned:

Little by little saving into trusted securities for compound interest to do it's magic, we were taught by the likes of Mr. Mante now hope is lost, the system don't want us to build wealth genuinely

@imyunkobe said:

Just like said lately, I've noticed everybody looks OK until you eventually have a deep conversation with them. And then, you'll realize that, this is a sad generation of people struggling to survive through smiling faces and pretty pictures..

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