Kasapa 102.3 FM morning show host, Fiifi Banson, on Friday hosted two young adults to a touching interview session that centered heavily on their lives.
Both head porters, and based in Madina, Accra, Christopher Mahama and Aishatu Kadiri told a very moving story of dejection and abject poverty, and how struggling to make ends meet has become a daily survival routine that may never find a solution to.
Products of a frustrated rural-urban system, they open up about rape, health, education, and living with misfits.
Kadiri, 24, told Banson after years of working as an head porter she is yet to rake in something she can call substantial, adding she’s contemplated going back to her hometown on several occasions.
“I am prepared to go back If i am offered transport fare today. I still don’t know what i am doing here.”.
Frustration clearly written on her face, she told Banson “there are days i borrow sanitary pads from colleagues when i am not able to afford on my own.”
Kadiri has for the past few years seen a dream of owning a beauty salon fizzle out completely. In the process she’s been left with a life full of regrets. With tears freely flowing down her cheeks she tells Banson she’s given up on herself.
“I don’t know where help may come from. I have been deceived by many people. They come with tales of wanting to help but end up deceiving me.”
Mahama’s story isn’t different from Kadiri’s. He tells Banson the hustle to gain something almost decent has eluded a dream he’s held for years. That has led to several wasted hours of depression – the kind that breeds thoughts of giving up entirely.
For the remaining years of his life he would want to remain hopeful of an improved life but that optimism may be defeated he fears, by a system that is not structured, and where only the fittest rules.
Anopa Kasapa all week hosted ordinary Ghanaians to a series purely dedicated to telling real stories.
From hosting two shoemakers to talking business with traders at the Central Business District of Accra, it has got a city talking.
Fiifi Banson, host of the show says the idea is to drift away from the regular urban radio style of politics, politics, politics. Running weekdays from 5:30am to 10:00am, it is gradually becoming Accra’s morning show of choice.