Charles Sogli, a welding apprentice in Ho, is unable to board any public transport due to his unusual height, 7.10ft. Popularly called, ‘Charles taller’, His height attracts stares from fellow pedestrians, who are amazed by his extra large features, anytime he walks to and from work.
Speaking in an interview with Joy News, the third-born of five children, lamented that, “I dropped out of school at Primary 5 in Ziope in the Agortime Ziope District of the Volta Region, because I couldn’t have any sandals or shoes for my large feet. ”The challenge with transportation is serious, as drivers and even operators of tricycles won’t pick him because of his height and weight.
“Drivers don’t pick me up anytime I stop them because they say I am too tall and cannot fit well into their cars. So I always walk to work and back home unless someone is really touched to give me a lift.”
“I will be happy if people can help me with sandals and shoes, which should be specially designed for me. I also need dresses and a means of transport. I am also pleading with drivers to pick me anytime I stop them, ” Charles pleaded.