‘Increase daily feeding allowance for lepers’
The Chairman of the Leper’s Aid Committee, Rev. Father Andrew Nii Lantey Campbell, has appealed to the government to increase the daily feeding allowance allocated to lepers at the Weija Leprosarium.
That,he said, had become necessary since the money given to them was no longer sufficient to cater for their upkeep.The government provides each leper a feeding allowance of 80 pesewas a day.
Father Campbell also appealed to the government to write off all electricity bills owed it by the Ho Leprosarium, adding that the home did not have the resource to pay the bills.
Father Campbell made the appeal when the Heaven Sent Ministry International, a non-governmental organisation, donated 200 boxes of fortified rice meal to the Weija Leprosarium in Accra.
Receiving the items, Rev.Father Campbell said the leprosarium was faced with many challenges, and called on all to support it financially.
‘It is not the fault of the inmates that they are in the situation they find themselves, so we don’t have to shun them,’he said
Father Campbell commended the media for its support to the leprosarium over the years, saying: ‘I am grateful to the media. Over the past years, you have been a blessing to us and many more people are coming here unlike before.’
A member of the Heaven Sent Ministry, Mr Emmanuel Enu, who presented the items, said Christianity was all about humanity and it was important for Christians to reach out to the needy.
He said the ministry’s aim was to make life better for deprived members of the society, hence the donation to the leprosarium.
Madam Gladys Adobea, an inmate of the Weija Leprosarium, who spoke on behalf of her colleagues expressed profound gratitude for the gesture.
By Vida Essel/Daily Graphic/Ghana
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