Vice President Dr Bawumia joined Father Campbell, Lepers Aid Ghana and persons cured of leprosy to observe the 2022 World Leprosy Day at the Weija Leprosarium in Accra on 30th January.
Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, who is also the patron of the cured lepers, called for compassion, and care for people living with the effects of leprosy, called for an end to ostracisation and discrimination against them.
Father Campbell on his part and behalf of the people living with leprosy, praised Dr Bawumia and wife, Hajia Samira for their continued support to such patients nationwide and for being one of the foremost families always putting smiles on the faces of the afflicted.
“I will never forget this. One New Year’s Day, Dr. Bawumia and wife Hajia Samira invited all patients of the leprosarium to their residence and there we were served meals by the Vice President and the 2nd lady” the reverend father recounted.
Father Campbell also lauded Dr. Bawumia for his compassion towards the vulnerable and how he dignifies the socially marginalised.
“Dr. Bawumia has always put people living with leprosy and the vulnerable at heart. I commend the Vice President for that. On his birthday in 2021, Dr. Bawumia celebrated the day with us and he served us meals, brought us a fat cow and foodstuff for the leprosium aside his usual financial donations to us,” he revealed.
“Thank you Dr. Bawumia for always showing love, compassion, care to people living with the effects of leprosy.”