From Felix Engsalige Nyaaba,Agona SwedruHon. Maame Pokuah Sawyerr, Member of Parliament (MP) for Agona East constituency in the Central Region, last Friday extended a helping hand to legendary actor, Asonaba Kweku Darko, popularly known as ‘Super OD.’
According to her, she was touched by the unfortunate state of health of the former ‘Osofo Dadzie’ actor after it was aired on TV, hence the decision to reach out to him to offer support.
Super OD, 82, is one of the veteran local actors and had featured in ‘Osofo Dadzie,’ drama series.
The hilarious actor started his career from the 1970s to the 90s and was very popular for his roles in one of the local series, known as ‘Akan Drama’ on Ghana Television (GTV).
Until his retirement, Super OD used to feature with the Oppong Drama Group, which later became Osofo Dadzie Group, where he acted amid his rib-cracking jokes that gained him nationwide popularity.
Currently, though not sick, old age has made Super-OD very weak, making his movement very difficult as he remained indoors.
His predicament was aired by the TV3 news which caught the eyes of Maame Pokuah, the former Deputy Central Regional Minister.
Obaatampa, as she is affectionately called by her constituents in Agona East, therefore, presented an electric wheel chair to the 82-year old veteran actor, to facilitate easy movement at his resident in Agona Swedru.
She also presented food items which included a bag of rice, a carton of oil, 2 crates of eggs, a carton of milk, Milo, boxes of Lipton tea bags, 1 bucket of Yazz washing powder, Toilet rolls, 11 loaves of bread and cash of GHc1000.00 to the family for his upkeep.
Super OD, who could not hide his joy over the donation, expressed his gratitude to the MP for her benevolent gesture and asked God for her blessing.
He said, though he is weak and could not walk, he would continue to pray to God for the MP so she could have more and extend to others in similar condition.
On her part, Maame Pokuah said the donation was out of her love for the vulnerable in society, stressing ” he who much is given, much is expected.”
She promised to visit the veteran actor monthly to make donation for his upkeep, stressing that in a situation where she could not make it personally, she would send a delegation to do so on her behalf and urged Ghanaians not to wait till when a fellow citizen is gone to the dead before we show our love and concern.
Source: therepublicnewsonline.com/Felix Engsalige Nyaaba,Agona Swedru