VICE PRESIDENT OF GHANA DIRECTS UPPER WEST REGIONAL MINISTER TO RUN TO THE AID OF AN ABANDONED LEPER IN WA WEST.
Following a Joy news documentary of an 80 year old woman who is a leper abandoned by her children, H.E the Vice President of Ghana, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia responded positively upon watching the documentary by directing the Upper West Regional Minister, Dr Hafiz Bin Salih to go to the aid of the woman on his behalf.
Dari Pogo believed to be in her 80s, is suffering from leprosy and living at Gurungu in the Wa West district of the Upper West Region.
Dari suffered from leprosy at a tender age and the condition deformed her, changing her life.
She said at the time, the Upper West region was not as developed as it is today so she relied on concoctions to treat the ailment. She has lost all her 10 fingers and depends on only her two big toes left to walk.
According to her, She has lost four of her ten children and the rest hardly visit; she hasn’t seen any of them in five years. “All I have now is my granddaughter,” she says.
On behalf of the Vice President, the Upper West Regional Minister Dr Hafiz Bin Salih donated 3 bags of rice, a bag of maize, gallons of cooking oil, assorted items such as; bottle water, drinks, milk, millo, Lipton, pepsodents, Magi and toilet rolls.
In addition to the donated items was a cash amount of GHS2,000.
The Minister also indicated that, where Dari Pogo lives is not conducive so as part of the the package, a construction of a two bed room house with kitchen, toilet and bath would commence tomorrow and expected to be completed soon to accommodate Dari.
Dari Pogo was very excited and extremely grateful to the Vice President and the Regional Minister for coming to her aid. According to her, she never expected the donation and that she was going to sleep well today. She pray for God’s blessings on the Vice President and the Regional Minister for what they have done when she had no hope left.