Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications donates to Lepers Aid Committee
The Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications has donated assorted items to the Lepers Aid Committee (LAC) to support the Leprosaria in Ho and the group of cured lepers in and around Wa in the Upper West Region.
The gesture was part of the Chamber’s efforts to support the National fight against the coronavirus disease.
LAC, a non-governmental organisation chaired by Rev. Fr. Andrew Campbell, has for over three decades championed the plight of cured lepers in Ghana.
The intervention of LAC has led to the creation of leprosy units at Weija in the Greater Accra Region, Ho in the Volta Region and Nkanchina in the Northern Region.
The items include bags of rice, cooking oil, maize, beans, sardines, sugar, tomato paste, disposable face masks, nitrile gloves, gallons of hand sanitizers and disinfectants, among others.
Dr. Ing. Kenneth Ashigbey, Chief Executive Officer of the Chamber, who led the delegation said, residents at the leprosaria were in critical need of the relief items to protect and feed themselves as the nation observed Covid-19 safety protocols.
“As a Chamber, we are committed to also remember those within marginalized groupings. We have considered residents at the leprosaria and we are here to showcase our commitment with this guesture” he said.
Rev. Fr. Campbell expressed his appreciation to the staff and members of the Chamber and used the opportunity to admonish the general public to treat persons with leprosy as well as the cured lepers with dignity.
According to Rev. Fr Campbell, the restrictions created from the pandemic has dwindled fundraising activities for LAC’s work.
Fr. Campbell expressed gratitude on behalf of LAC and urged other organisations and well-meaning Ghanaians to emulate the gesture.