- Yaya Kwanjit, an old lady from Saanbona in the North East Region of Ghana, has said her only wish is to sleep on a mattress before she dies
- According to Yaya, who is both poor and blind, she is still struggling to survive and does not always have money for food
- Yaya indicates she has two children but both of them have moved to Southern Ghana for greener pastures
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An old visually impaired woman called Yaya Kwanjit from Saanbona in the North East Region of Ghana has said her biggest wish in life is to sleep on a mattress , even if it is just for one night.
A documentary made by JoyNews reveals that the old woman, who does not know her age, has two children who do not live with her.
According to Yaya, her two kids migrated to Southern Ghana in search of greener pastures and out of the two, only one of them visits her periodically.
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In an interview, the old woman indicates that she went blind after she gave birth to her second child and she believes that if she had money to take care of herself, she would have still had her sight.
She added that even though she does not know her age, she believes to be way younger than how she looks and attributes her looks to living a hard life.
At her old age and in her condition, Yaya tells how she days without food. According to her, being poor simply means not having the ability to afford what one likes.
She says there are times she wishes to drink malt, eat banku and other meals but sometimes all she has is water, which she drinks throughout the day.
Yaya mentions that the only thing she wants now beyond all else is to lie on a mattress at least before death takes her away.
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Meanwhile, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni recently commented that it was time for Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane to 'fall on her sword' and resign in the face of yet another court failure.
This raised the ire of ANC Women's League president Bathabile Dlamini, who questioned how many women should 'fall on their sword' and who would get excited by such a suggestion.
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