The Ghana Chamber of Bulk Oil Distributors (CBOD) has provided GH¢3700 support to 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, was earlier this year diagnosed with bilateral cataract, an illness, which causes visual impairment.
Mr Richard Kissi, the Chief Accountant of CBOD presented GH¢3,700 the cash to 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.
He expressed the hope the surgery would be successful.
Mr Kissi was assisted by Ms Angela Osei-Badu, an official from CBOD was present at the short ceremony.
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.