Ghanaian man who is homeless in New York City for years cries out for help to return home

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“All that glitters is not gold” is an aphorism stating that not everything that looks precious or true turns out to be so considering the content of this publication.


This is because the majority of Africans especially Ghanaians are of the view that living in the USA is synonymous with Heaven as everything one touches turns into money.

The above-mention proclamation was solidified when Twene Jonas started painting a good picture about America especially New York City saying everything there is all glass – #GlassNkoaaaa.

But there comes this sorry account of a Ghanaian man who has got stuck and homeless in the US specifically New York City for the past years and now yearning for homecoming.

His plight was made known on Facebook in a group called TroTro diaries. Read the post below unedited


This gentleman Johnson Takyi who says he hails from Ashongman in Accra is homeless and is on the streets in the Bronx New York. I asked for his permission and took this photograph to circulate,  per chance a relative would get in touch and help him. Please call Lawyer John Akpalu at (347) 635-4156 if you know any of his relatives or if you are a relative who wants to help. God bless you richly.

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