Mr. Benjamin Kofi Quashie, Group Chairman of Allied Consortiums and BKQ Foundation has donated an electric wheelchair and an undisclosed amount of money to Wonder Ahialome.
This kind gesture from the BKQ Foundation was necessitated by the unrelenting bravery of Master Wonder Ahialome to seek assistance from former President Mahama.
Information gathered indicates that, on the 3rd of March, 2023, during the final funeral rites of the late Togbui Binah Lawluvi VI, the Paramount Chief of the Ziope traditional area, Wonder Ahialome, born disabled in the leg, and who has been walking several kilometres to school every day with the aid of clutches, tried approaching President John Mahama to seek for help.
Unable to meet the former president, a JDM campaign team member granted him an audience. It was during this interaction that he requested for a wheelchair to help so he can continue with his education.
The JDM team member, Mr. Jude Sekley was unable to take Wonder Ahialome to the former President but, touched by Wonder’s determination, decided to get him support to ensure that he doesn’t drop out of school.
Mr. Jude Sekley brought the issue before the founder of BKQ Foundation and International businessman, Mr. Benjamin Kofi Quashie who also, moved by the plight of the young man, immediately made arrangements for an electric wheelchair valued at $1000 to be bought for Wonder.
“This kid’s determination and zeal must not die, we cannot worry President Mahama with these little things, let’s buy the wheelchair for him immediately”, the SA NDC Council Chair said.
On Sunday the 2nd day of April 2023, Mr. Jude Sekley, in the company of the MP for Agortime Kpeteo and some constituency executives of the NDC, presented the brand new electronic wheelchair and an undisclosed amount of money to Wonder and his father in a short ceremony in their home.
An emotional Wonder, who was clearly in dreamland, couldn’t hide his excitement and quickly began to learn how to operate the wheelchair with smiles and tears of joy.
Mr. Quashie also pledged to regularly check on the family and ensure that Wonder sees through his education without any hindrance whatsoever.
Wonder’s father on his part also thanked Mr. Quashie and the BKQ Foundation and also promised to help Wonder take good care of the wheelchair.