Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has formally handed more than a two-bed room apartment to an octogenarian remedied leper, Daari Poga.
This comes following JoyNews Hotline documentary, ‘Withered Skins’ by Seth Kwame Boateng exposed that Madam Poga was left destitute by leprosy.
She was stricken by leprosy at a youthful age and has given that lost all 10 fingers and eight toes to the illness.
Residing on the outskirt of Gurungu in the Upper West location, Madam Poga was forced to dwell in dilapidated five meters by six meter mud hut with her granddaughter Adjara right after dropping four of her 10 young children and being deserted by the rest.
In significantly less than 24 hours just after her story was aired on all JoyNews’ platforms, the Vice President arrived to her rescue by donating food stuff provides and toiletries among the some others.
Touched by her instances, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia promised to create Madam Poga a first rate household and in 6 weeks has created and completely furnished two-bed room house for her.
Addressing the media at a brief ceremony to formally hand above the creating on Tuesday, the Vice President mentioned the smiles on the faces of Madam Poga and her granddaughter Adjara was enough to gladden anyone’s coronary heart.
“Today is a happy working day, not just for me, but much more primarily my mom below Daari Pogo and our kid Adjara. I am so happy.
“As you know, I am a Patron of the Lepers Help Society, which aids to rehabilitate remedied lepers. When I observed the Pleasure News report by Seth Kwame Boateng I was deeply touched, and right away attained out to enable.
“It appears as if she has been deserted by her spouse and children due to her regrettable affliction. But that is not how we ought to treat each individual other we ought to be each individual other’s keeper.
“Today I am in this article to formally hand above this household to Daari, and guarantee her that we will keep on to make sure she is very well looked soon after. That is how we should take care of every other. No a single must be compelled to reside the way she was dwelling.”
Dr Bawumia then urged culture to welcome and combine fixed lepers into their midst, as they no more time carried the ailment.
“We really should not shun remedied lepers. Science has evidently revealed that they can’t pass the illness on. Permit us welcome them, make them section of our everyday life and additional importantly, show them adore after contracting a disease by way of no fault of theirs.”
Beaming with smiles, Madam expressed her profound gratitude to Dr Bawumia for his variety gesture.
“I never believed of ever receiving this kind of a residence, I was turned down and men and women assumed I was heading to eat grass but right now, glimpse at me, I have these kinds of a good pace to lay my head. So on behalf of my complete loved ones we want to say thank you.”