Mohammed Abdulai, GNA
Nandom, Oct. 19, GNA –
Edna Bamieh, a 42 year-old physically challenged single mother, from Nandom in
the Upper West Region, has appealed to philanthropic individuals and
organisations to assist her with a tricycle to her facilitate her movements.
Edna, who is lame in
the left leg, said she had to place her left arm on the ground as a support any
time she needed to move about.
unbearable when it rains or whenever the sun is high up,” she explained to the
Ghana News Agency, in an interview.
Edna, who has a
four-year old daughter, said it was agonising crawling long distances to common
destinations such as the church, hospital, the market or to take her child to
Edna said she once
commuted using a rickety tricycle but for more than a year now, she had had to
every constantly rely on benevolent individuals to carry her child to and from
“When I don’t find anyone to help, she stays
at home,” she said. “I am afraid if this continues, my child’s education will
come to an end. I don’t want my child not to have education, like me in
In spite of her
challenges, Edina sells groundnuts in front of her house to earn some income
and to support her child’s education.
But her income, she
said was very minimal, hence her appeal.
Edna can be reached on