A 95-year-old Ghanaian World War II veteran walked 23 kilometres (14 miles) in one week to raise funds for healthcare workers fighting the coronavirus pandemic in Africa.
Joseph Hammond logged 3.2 kilometres (two miles) each day to reach his target on Africa Day earlier this week in Ghana’s capital, Accra. As of Thursday, he had raised almost $26,000.
Hammond fought the war for Great Britain like thousands of Africans that came under colonial rule at the time.
“I fought in the war which ended 75 years ago. Now we are faced with another invisible war – COVID-19,” Hammond said in a…