MTN Ghana has donated some items to Ebenezer Mensah of the Swedru School of Business to make his stay in the school comfortable and enjoyable. Ebenezer Mensah, the tallest student at the school came into the news some few weeks ago following a picture of him and his Headmaster which went viral.
It was discovered that 16-year-old Ebenezer Mensah, who is 7.2 feat tall was finding it difficult to use the normal students bed and desks. This, they say made life on campus very uncomfortable for Mensah.
Speaking to the media after the donation, Mr Yakubu Mahammed, Acting Senior Manager for South-West district said “we discovered Mensah through a social media publication and realizing that schools don’t have special desks and beds for such special people, MTN decided to provide him with a mono desk that will give him comfortability and a customized bed and mattress to suit his height. We chose to do the donation this time because that is what the season we are in [Christmas] connotes”.
Mr Mohammed said MTN will continue to monitor his progress and provide support where they deem fit since they see him as a special person given to the nation and also expect that he grows to impact the society.
In an interview with Mr Justice Kojo Frimpong, the headmaster of the school earlier, he could not hide his joy except to say that Mensah’s presence in the school has rejuvenated and motivated both the staff and the students.
He stated that SWESBUS had become more popular due to his presence and that they would mould him to make the school proud across the country as well as internationally.
He said that management of the school would keenly monitor him and ensure he is disciplined in order for him to achieve his aspirations, noting that he would be handed over to the sports department for him to develop his full potential in basketball
Mensah began his basic education at the Swedru Presbyterian Basic School but later moved to the Victory Preparatory School at Oteipro near SWESBUS, where he completed his basic education.
He is the only child of his parents and lives with his mother at Ankyease, a suburb of Agona Swedru.
Due to his gigantic height, Mensah is always the toast of his friends. The lanky Mensah, at 2.06 metres currently, midgets his friends while around him.
In an exclusive interview, Ebenezer Mensah said that his dream is to become a sports journalist in future and a basketball player. He added that he wants to go through training to become a professional basketball player.
‘I think I will in the near future become a very good basketball player who will represent Ghana on the international scene”, he indicated.
He stated that God has been good to him with such a height.
Ebenezer noted that he does not feel intimated when found among others, stressing that “anytime I am among my contemporaries I feel very welcomed since everyone feels like being with me.”
“What makes me so happy is the fact that anytime I walk around especially on my way to school, I see people come out of their houses to watch me as I pass by, some call me names and I respond by
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