Many people with disabilities in the Ghanaian society and elsewhere would often give up in life and resort to begging.

The case of 29-year-old visually impaired man, Michael Owusu, is different as he has defied odds to make ends meet to become a responsible and productive member of his family.

Mr Owusu, a resident of Assin Fosu, now works as a credit transfer venture operator and manages plastic chair and canopies rentals services which belong to his relative.

Narrating his daily routine in an interview with Adom News, he said he has been able to override the challenges over time.


According to him, though he cannot see what he does, he has managed to adopt a technique to type credit transfer codes, telephone numbers and other required details correctly each day.

Speaking on his condition, Mr Owusu, who said he was not born blind, alleged someone caused his condition when he was just a month old.

Akua Adei, mother of Mr Owusu, recounted how she spent several months at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital and other health facilities in Kumasi and other parts of Ghana to get the then little boy’s eyesight restored but to no avail.

Meanwhile, Yaw Benoah, a relative and owner of the plastic chairs and canopies rentals, commending him, said “I simply don’t understand how a visually-impaired person can be that smart; it’s divine.”