SpecSavers of Leicestershire have just returned from ten days in Ashanti, where they screened, treated, prescribed for or referred over 1,400 people. People came from all directions and from as far away as the northern regions of Ghana. They included important traditional rulers like the king of Nsuta, District Chief Executive Officers, and top government officials. Some of the pictures show the size of the daily queue.
The Ashantis (and Ashanti Development) are immensely grateful to SpecSavers for using their holidays and their own money to give sight to so many people. We had initially worried that local people, who are very poor, would just sell their spectacles on. We were wrong and in recent years when we visit remote villages we increasingly encounter people wearing tribal robes and spectacles – which look good together.