McHammah Engineering has donated a disability tricycle to Esther Ofori, a 10-year- old physically challenged girl from Dzatokrom in the Western North Region.
The disability tricycle, which is to support her movement to and from school, is a product of McHammah Engineering, a Ghanaian-owned electromechanical engineering company.
Mr Ebenezer Hammah, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of McHammah Engineering, who disclosed this in an interview with the Ghana News Agency, said the donation took place in Takoradi on the sidelines of an annual Gold in the Soil Awards, which runs alongside the Women in Food and Agricultural Leadership Training Forum (WOFAGRIC).
The WOFAGRIC is an initiative of Agrihouse Foundation geared toward empowering and recognizing the effort and contributions of women in the agriculture sector.
Mr Hammah said Esther’s situation could be described as worrying as she crawls on her legs to perform her school activities.
He said before the awards “her plight was sighted by me and we quickly reached out to Agrihouse Foundation to design a mechanism to help Esther in her daily activities”.
He said considering the urgency of Esther’s plight, he used a week to design the special tricycle to help in her daily movement.
Mr Hammah encouraged the parents of the child, who are both farmers and nominees for the awards, to give their daughter special attention, especially in her education.
He also called on other philanthropists and organizations to come to the aid of Esther.
The CEO reaffirmed the company’s commitment to creating an enabling environment to help hardworking and innovative young people to make life better.
Esther Ofori expressed gratitude to McHammah Engineering for the kind gesture and added that this would bring relief to her daily activities.
Among dignitaries at the annual Gold in the Soil Awards were Mr Yaw Frimpong Addo, Deputy Minister for Agriculture; Madam Candace Holt, Agriculture Sector Lead at the High Commission of Canada; and Mr Danquah Addo-Yobo, Yara International’s West Africa Regional Director.