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ERIC Danso Kissiedu, a 45-year-old man who left Ghana 15 years ago, says he wants his family back home to forgive him for a breach of their trust and for taking them through emotional torture.

Kissiedu, who is an electrician by training, in an exclusive interview with The Finder, says he has not been able to return to Ghana after absconding with a GH¢15,000 loan relatives took for him to invest in his second-hand refrigerator business.

He says instead of investing the loan in the said business, he decided to leave the shores of Ghana in search of greener pastures.

Kissiedu left Ghana without saying goodbye to his immediate family, which included his baby mama, whom he was cohabitating with, nor any member of his extended family.

He said that singular act has left him shattered and too ashamed to return home.

“I was living with my sisters in Nsawam and life was a bit rough for me so my elder sister, together with other relatives, went to a customs officer in Nsawam called Kwamina to borrow money for me to invest in my refrigerator business, but I bolted with the money and left the shop they also got for me to do my business.

“They got a shop for me on the Spintex Road in Accra but I left the shop and absconded without informing any of them. It was unfair and I regret it so much.”

Eric Kissiedu says he has since lost contact with every single member of his family and does not even know if any of them is still alive.

“I left because there were too many problems at home. I had a problem with my baby mama and, generally, life was rough so I decided that I was better off leaving Ghana to seek greener pastures. As we speak, I don’t know the whereabouts of my family. I feel ashamed and I want them to forgive me if they can. I want to come home but I can only do that if I know for certain that they have forgiven me or will forgive me.”

Kissiedu says he wants his family to know that he is neither dead nor in prison but alive and kicking in Equatorial Guinea.

“I want to have some form of communication with them so that in case they need some money I can send it to them for their upkeep. I’m not in prison or dead. I am alive and of a good behavior here in Equatorial Guinea.”

Kissiedu left Ghana with the objective of going to Europe, but things didn’t work as he had planned it so he found himself in Cameroon. He said friends in Cameroon persuaded him to migrate to Equatorial Guinea, which he did.

According to Kissiedu, life has been good to him financially but marriage has been his biggest regret since he left Ghana.

“I came to marry a lady form this country, but she gave me hell so much that I divorced her. As alimony, I gave her my three-bedroom house which I built here, but that’s not a problem. I married again, the woman I stay with currently; I have a twin with her but she is also making life difficult for me as we speak.

“The woman I married after my first marriage failed is also troublesome; as we speak I have a huge problem with her. She makes me unhappy and I’m constantly living with regrets. She accuses me of sending all the money I make to Ghana, yet I send no money to anyone back home. I’m very unhappy now but I don’t know what to do.”

Kissiedu told The Finder that despite all the financial gains he’s made here, he has regrets and wants to come and settle home.

Kissiedu does all manner of jobs to survive. He said he used to be a hairstylist for ladies while in Cameroon; a trade he described as lucrative. But he stopped the hairstyling after a few years and went into the construction industry. He now works as a mason, plumber and an electrician.

Kissiedu says he learned his skills in electricals during his high school days at Suhum Secondary School and later Koforidua Secondary Technical School.
Source: The Finder

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