Tallest man in the Volta demands shoes
Charles Sogli, a 22-year-old man, who is almost eight feet tall, requested custom work shoes and gear to keep him going in his welding and metal fabrication job.
He also needs a special vehicle to facilitate his mobility.
The young man, considered the tallest man in the Volta region, said he dropped out of school because he couldn’t get shoes to fit his feet and feared the even fate does not truncate his apprenticeship as a welder.
Sogli, comes from Ziope in the Agotime-Ziope district of the Volta region.
He is the third of five siblings and the only one with this unique characteristic.
The young man told the Ghanaian News Agency (GNA) that he registered as an apprentice welder and metal maker in Ho about a year ago, with the challenge of not getting shoes and appropriate work equipment for the job.
Sogli also said it was difficult for him to use commercial vehicles due to his size, with many commercial drivers refusing his services.
Micheal DeSouza, Sogli’s teacher, described him (Soglo) as very “useful and hard-working”.
“He is a good, calm and peaceful person. All he needs are shoes and work equipment suitable for his height and perhaps some special means of transport – a special car,” he said. -he declares.
Charles’s foot measures 16 inches.
He told GNA that a shoemaker provided him with shoes for work, but “it’s not protective”.
Metal fabrication is the creation of metal structures, which involves the processes of cutting, bending, and assembly.
Metal fabricators must wear helmets, goggles, gloves and safety shoes.