The Ghana Chamber of Bulk Oil Distributors (CBOD) has provided GH¢3,700 support for a nine-year-old boy to undergo eye surgery at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital.
The surgery, accommodation, food, laboratory tests and other incidentals would cost GH¢3,500 while GH¢200 was to transport Evans Tetteh Sakplavi, a class two pupil, who was early on this year diagnosed with bilateral cataract, an illness which causes visual impairment.
Mr Richard Kissi, the Chief Accountant of CBOD presented the GH¢3,700 cash to the boy’s mother, Ms Rosina Buer at the premises of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital on Wednesday.
Mr Kissi said the CBOD was moved by a Graphic Online publication asking for support for Master Sakplavi and decided to assist.
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He expressed hope that the surgery would be successful.
An emotional Ms Buer expressed gratitude to CBOD for coming to her son’s aid at a time she thought all hope was lost. She was also grateful to Graphic Online for seeking public support for her son.