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05.05.2009 Regional News

Assemblies Of God Women's Ministry Supports Weija Leprosarium

By Anita Nyarko - newtimesonline.com
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The Women's Ministry of the Assemblies of God Church at the Holy Ghost Revival Centre has donated assorted items worth GH¢300 and a cheque for GH¢100 to the Weija Leprosarium in Accra. The items were bags of rice and gari, bread, sugar, cooking oil, soap, fruits, milk toilet rolls and sachets of drinking water.

The occasion, which formed part of activities to commemorate the Women's week celebration was used to support the activities of the inmates of the home.

 Presenting the items, Mrs Nellie Agyei-Brobbey  president of the Women's Ministry, said as Christians, there was the need to help the less-privileged in society to live a comfortable life.

She said, “As followers of Christ we must show love to our neighbours in the society; they must be encouraged in life to help contribute their quota in the development of the country”.

Mrs Agyei-Brobbey said the inmates should not be stigmatized by the public, adding that “they are cured lepers and are not harmful in society”.

She commended the chairman of the Lepers Aid Committee, Rev Fr Andrew Campbell and his team for supporting the less-privileged and appealed to other, churches, non governmental organisations, groups, and philanthropists to support them.

Nathaniel Coleman, a member of the Lepers Aid Committee, receiving the items said since October 2006 the subsidy of 60 pesewas per inmate had not been paid and appealed to government to pay the subsidy to enable to help them to improve their live.  

There are at present 34 inmates at the home who subsist solely on donations from the Mr. Coleman commended the Women's ministry for the assistance

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