The Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia and his family invited some cured lepers to their home to have a feast.
Dr. Bawumia, together with wife Samira Bawumia and their children, had lunch with about 100 cured lepers from the Ankaful, Ho, and Weija Leprosaria.
The feast was held at the Vice President’s residence in Cantoments, Accra on Sunday, December 9, 2018.
He later took to social media to post photos of the feast, while calling on the public to be accommodative of cured lepers.
Dr. Bawumia noted that leprosy is not hereditary but is rather curable and appealed to families of affected persons not to abandon them.
He also urged the public to desist from stigmatising against persons affected with leprosy.
He said government is bent on supporting the vulnerable in society and will not relent in ensuring that their rights are not abused.
He added that plans are underway to institute legislations that safeguard the rights of vulnerable people in society.
Read Dr. Bawumia’s full post below:
This afternoon, my wife Samira Bawumia , children and I had lunch with about 100 cured lepers from the Ankaful, Ho, and Weija Leprosaria at our residence in Cantonments, Accra.
As a Patron of the Ghana Lepers Aid, I appealed to the public and families of people affected by leprosy not to abandon and stigmatise them.
I stressed that government will continue to prioritise the vulnerable in society and provide them with the needed support and legislative safeguards to ensure their rights are not abused.
Leprosy is not hereditary. It is curable.
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