COVID-19:They want to ‘sleep with me‘ before giving me food:-Blind orphan details how she’s battling life
A blind orphan trapped home due to the coronavirus lockdown in Accra has revealed the difficulties she face before she can feed.
In an exclusive interview with Accra based Starr FM, the ophan, Ama Serwaa [not her real name], said some of her friends who provide her food demand intercourse for it.
Ama is an orphan and lives with her 70-year-old grandmother who sells sachet water in Accra. She sees herself as a burden.
Zolexreporters got hold of information about her predicament and threw more light on her with Francis Abban on the Morning Starr, Wednesday.
According to Ama, friends she assumed would help demand intercourse from her before rendering help. She also noted that she had at a point contemplated suicide.
The Minister for Gender Children and Social Protection, Cynthia Mamle Morrison announced that about 400,000 vulnerable Ghanaians will receive free food amid the lockdown in Greater Accra and Greater Kumasi.
However, Ama says due to her condition, she cannot go to the collection point to take a share of the food packages.
On being quizzed on whether people come to her plight, she replied in the negative and rather gave a shocking revelation:
“no sir, as I said when you go to someone for the person to help you, that person wants to sleep with you before helping you.”
She further on revealed those involved are her friends and neighbors: she said “yes pls, some too are my friends when I was sighted.”
Fortunately the lady confirmed she doesn’t give in to their demands when asked:
”Yes I don’t. I always say I’ll not want my condition to be that people will help me because God has a purpose for everything. If God willing I’ll get it back, fine, so I don’t have to do anything like that.”
“When I think about it, I shed tears a lot,”
“It even came to a time I wanted to take my life. Because being in this situation and all these things are happening then it will be better for me to end my life. I know that will be okay for me. I will not be a burden to anybody, to my friends or granny.”
“I had a surgery and sometimes I do feel pains in the eyes and I don’t have money to buy drugs, eye drops to put in the eye.”
“I’m a woman, I may have my menses and all that. ‘I’ll need soap to bath. And also the food I’ll eat and all that. And some little money that I think ill need to take care of myself as well.”