A Widow Cecelia Okyere has lamented how her charcoal business is now in danger, as thieves on the dawn of Valentine’s day stole all 40 bags of charcoal.
The 26-year-ol and mother of 4 children suffered the ordeal on Valentine’s Day, a day meant to celebrate love and lovers.
Speaking at a special valentine’s event organised by Legacy Foundation, an NGO to celebrate widows in Kumasi, Madam Okyere amidst tears recounted how she woke up at dawn to see her charcoal business ransacked and every bag stolen from her wooden shack.
“I live close to the Sofoline police station but I woke up this morning to my surprise, my 40 bags of charcoal is gone. How wicked can people be? I don’t have a husband and its a struggle to go by, why steal from me? she asked.
“I have been thinking since this happened. I am grateful for the support by Legacy Foundation, it won’t bring my charcoal back, but I appreciate their support and comfort”, she said
Radio personality and Presenter with EIB Networks Abusua 96.5 Justice Agyekum aka Elizato , who was MC for the event gave the widow 500 cedis.
He promised to support so that Madam Cecelia Okyere will go back doing her business.
“I didn’t come along with my cheque book. But I am giving her 500 to comfort her. I will talk to a few friends and see how we can help he back on her feet. How wicked can some people be. Why steal from a widow. I mean how do you steal from a charcoal seller. I am saddened my her story”, he bemoaned the conduct of the thieves.
Elizato also gave another Widow 500 cedis who has also been ejected from her house for owing rent. She now resides at a church premises.
Legacy Foundation treated the widows to lunch and later provided packages made up of bags of rice, drinks, water and other goodies.