Abraham Ackom fills potholes after selling coconuts for survival

Abraham Ackom fills potholes after selling coconuts for survival

- Abraham Ackom is a resident of Lakeside in the Greater Accra Region

- The 63-year-old man sells coconut to make ends meet

- Ackom also voluntarily lends his time to fill potholes in his area to help the government

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A 63-year-old resident of Lakeside in Accra, Abraham Ackom's selfless act of patriotism has caught attention.

As a firm believer in offering one's self to assist the authorities in developing the nation, Ackom is offering help by filling potholes in his neighbourhood.

He is a professional carpenter but now sells coconut to survive. He also lends his time to filling potholes to help develop the country.

Abraham Ackom: Meet the 63-year-old man who fills potholes selling coconut to survive (Video)
63-year-old Abraham Ackom fills potholes. Photo: SVTV Africa
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Speaking in an interview with JD Nyaami on SVTV Africa, Ackom said:

"I sell coconut but I decided to fill potholes because the government/MP can’t do it all. I'm helping to develop the country and it's not a bad idea.''

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After a day's hard work as a coconut seller, Ackom proceeds to fill the potholes in his area. "Some people give me money while others praise me for my good work,'' he disclosed.

Despite the daunting nature of filling the potholes, he said he doesn't expect to be paid by anyone because he does not consider it as a job.

Ackom has travelled several times to Nigeria in search of greener pastures. His first visit to the West African country was in 1981.

Watch Abraham Ackom's interview with JD Nyaami below:

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a 70-year-old man from Okeho in Kajola local government area of Oyo state, Akintola Ajedokun Raji, narrated why he has been fixing potholes on Iseyin-Okeho road for the last 20 years.

In an exclusive interaction with Imran Khalid, Legit.ng's regional reporter in Oyo, Raji said an accident that occurred around 1998 led him into the business of fixing the potholes on the road.

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He made the disclosure on Monday, August 26, while carrying out his daily community service on Iseyin-Okeho road area of the state.

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