A Scary Place to Live (Ghana) The Cedi-Dollar War – Episode 2

You ask me why he is like this? My husband has never been like this. He has always been energetic, responsible and so full of life. When I met him, he was a high school teacher making barely two thousand cedis a month. I watched him rise through poverty to our current state, well former comfortable state. When he got his current job and was paid 18, 000 cedis a month, we were all happy and started planning for our future. We thought of building a house, that was four years ago. His friend advised him to take a mortgage on a house which was then 550, 000 dollars. All he had to do was pay 100, 000 for initial settlement and pay 1200 dollars every month for a five year period or so. Then, the cedi was 5 or 6 cedis.
My husband did all he could to honour the mortgage and help with house expenses. I am a nurse so I also helped. Since the dollar started running like a thunderbolt, he has been under stress but when it reached 15 cedis, he just heard it and shouted "Ei!" and fell. We brought him here and the doctor said he had fallen into a comma.
We've done all that we can but to no avail. For three months now, he barely gets enough money to help run the house. I guess the dollar going that high made him lose consciousness due to the fear of foreclosure on the house we've suffered so much for. Now I am left to cater to the children and his health. At this rate, his fears will materialize. What can I do now? It is unfair to lose the house at this point but what can we do now? This cedi depreciation is so unfair! Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia © November 1, 2022. amoafowaasefa - Instagram
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Just a simple Ghanaian trying to find the best in our society. I may be fun, I may be interesting, I may be funny, I may even be foolish or intelligent, but it is all based on the mood in which you find yourself. I believe our minds make us who we are. Know that, pain, no matter its 'unbearability', is transient. Unburden or delight yourself for a while in my writings please. And all corrections, advice and opinions are welcome. Know that you are the king, queen or royal on this blog. :)

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