A hearing-impaired orphan who was pulled off the streets by a Good Samaritan was allegedly turned away by the Effia-Kwesiminstim office of the Social Welfare Department in the Western Region.
Nhyiraba Paa Kwesi Simpson, the host of Connect FM’s Omanbapa morning show, is told by Maame Efua, a Good Samaritan, that she saw the disabled orphan lying on the streets helplessly after he was struck by a car in a hit-and-run accident.
She described how she came across the young boy who had been struck by a car and was lying helplessly on one of the busy roads.
“I helped him and drove them to the medical facility. No driver wanted to assist, so I had to load him onto a truck.
He was being treated when we got to the hospital. He is unable to speak or walk, so they decided to discharge him even though I paid all of the bills.
But he was stuck with nowhere to go. His parents appear to have abandoned him, she said, pointing.
She said that after considering her options, she decided to contact the Social Welfare Department, but they turned her down on the grounds that they couldn’t give the boy a place to stay.
“Social welfare, a government agency mandated to help orphans, as this helpless boy told me that nothing could be done to improve the situation of the orphan who seems to have a hearing impairment. Instead of providing a home for the boy, their boss asked me to adopt him, she continued.”
“I’ve also been told that the young boy was dumped at a facility for mentally ill adults.” “I’m wondering how he’ll survive at that facility,” she added.
When contacted, Florence Perry, the Municipal Social Welfare director for Effia-Kwesimitsim, declined to provide any additional information on the matter.
She, on the other hand, reiterated that the young boy is mentally challenged and that her outfit is powerless.
Follow Clicks ‘n Likes On Facebook for more updates