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05.04.2008 Health

Hora Supports Weija Leporosarium

By D. K. Anobil (ISD
Hora Supports Weija Leporosarium

One of the inmates, Madam Gladys Adobea , prefect of the Weija Leprosarium receiving part of the assorted items from Ms. Murial Sackey, founder and president of the House of Restoration Africa.

HORA is a U.S based Non Governmental Organisation which provides social, educational, recreational and essentials support programmes for the underprivileged.

The Founder and President of HORA, Ms Muriel Sackey said the consignment worth approximately $5000, and was made up of assorted clothing and shoes for both children and adults, bags of rice and sugar, assorted canned foods, toiletries and household linens.

Ms Muriel Sackey also stated that purchasing and shipment of the items were made possible by Cathedral of the Holy Ghost of Decatur, Georgia in the United States of America.

At the presentation ceremony was Rev Father Campbell of the Ghana Catholic Mission and Chairman of the Leprosy committee in Ghana and some of the inmates.

In his brief address prior to the presentation, Rev. Father Campbell expressed gratitude to the Ministry of Health for supporting the leprosaria across the country over the years.

He said the cut in subsidy by the government of the Leprosaria has made the running of the quarantine difficult coupled with the inmates' relatives not showing concern and refusing in some cases to receive the healed lepers back into their fold.

Rev. Father Campbell thanked the House of Restoration Africa for their substantial donation, and took the opportunity to appeal for support from the general public and benevolent groups and to Government in particular for the restoration of the subsidy for the 500 inmates.

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