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18.10.2008 Social News

Immigration Ladies In Charity Work

By Gloria Adjetey, Weija - newtimesonline.com

MEMBERS of the Immigration Ladies Club (IMMILAC), have undertaken charity work at the Weija Leprosarium as part of activities lined up towards the club's inauguration in November.

They joined personnel of  Zoomlion Ghana Limited to clean up the leprosarium and later donated items worth GH¢1,500 to the inmates.

The items included rice, beans, loafs of bread, maize, cooking oil, detergents, fruits and vegetables.

Presenting the items, the President of the club and the Assistant Director of Ghana Immigration Service, Madam Elizabeth Baffoe said the donation was to share the little that they have with the inmates who are less privileged.

Madam Baffoe said showing hospitality is the cardinal aim of the club, and “as ladies in the immigration service,  we have to portray togetherness and service to the nation to enable foreigners and people who come in to the country to feel at home.

She said the club will foster unity among ladies of the immigration service, so that they can be more productive at work.

She said the club will educate the public on illegal migrants.

Madam Baffoe appealed to the public to cooperate with the immigration service, by reporting people who enter the country without valid documents.

Receiving the items, Madam Gladys Adobea, the project prefect of the leprosarium, expressed appreciation to the club and assured the ladies that the items would be shared proportionally.

She urged other bodies in the society including churches and stakeholders to come to their aid.

Mr Sammy Hammond, a member of the Lepers Commission, appealed to the club not to make their visit an annual affair but rather to come even without making any presentation but just to share love with the inmates.

He appealed to the inmate not to beg for alms.

He said, one of their problems of the Commission is that even after soliciting for funds, inmates still go out on the streets to beg for alms.

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