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Bawumia builds house to 82-year-old disable woman

Bawumia builds house to 82-year-old disable woman

In an example of his love for humanity, the Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has built, furnished and formally handed

over a two-bedroom house to an 82 year old cured leper who

had been abandoned by her family at Motori in the Wa West District of the Upper West Region.

Dr Bawumia’s humanitarian gesture was inspired by a Joy News documentary which

depicted the sorry plight of Daari Pogo, who was forced to live in a dilapidated 5 meters

by 6 meter mud hut with her grand daughter Adjara after her abandonment.

Touched by her appalling circumstances, Dr Bawumia immediately mobilised resources

and within six weeks, built and furnished a two bedroom house for Madam Pogo

[PICTURE OF NEW HOUSE BELOW].

At a brief ceremony to formally hand over the building on Tuesday, September 8, 2020,

Vice President Bawumia said the smiles on the faces of Daari Pogo and her grand daughter Adjara was enough to gladden anyone’s heart.

“Today is a happy day, not just for me, but more especially my mother here Daari Pogo

and our child Adjara. I am so so happy,” Dr Bawumia said.

Daari Pogo, was forced to live in this dilapidated 5 meters by 6 meter mud hut with her grand daughter Adjara after her abandonment
PICTURE: Daari Pogo, was forced to live in this dilapidated 5 meters by 6 meter mud hut with her grand daughter Adjara after her abandonment

“As you know, I am a Patron of the Lepers Aid Society, which helps to rehabilitate cured

lepers. When I saw the Joy News report by Seth Kwame Boateng I was deeply touched,

and immediately reached out to help.

“It appears as if she has been abandoned by her family due to her unfortunate affliction.

But that is not how we should treat each other; we should be each other’s keeper.

“Today I am here to formally hand over this house to madam Pogo, and assure her that

we will continue to make sure she is well looked after. That is how we should treat each other. No one should be forced to live the way she was living.”

Vice President Bawumia urged society to welcome and integrate cured lepers into their

midst, as they no longer carried the disease.

“We should not shun cured lepers. Science has clearly shown that they cannot pass the

disease on. Let us welcome them, make them part of our every day lives and more

importantly, show them love after contracting a disease through no fault of theirs,” he said.

 

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