Photos: Bawumia Puts Smiles On A Leper


As part of his tour in the Upper West Region, the Vice president of Ghana, Bawumia today, August 8 visited 82-year-old madam Daari Pogo, a cured leper who had been abandoned by her family at Gurungu motori in the Wa West district.

According to Bawumia, he saw the situation of madam Daari in a documentary on Joy News and he was sad, so he decided to give a helping hand to her.

“A few months ago, I 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. As a result, I built for her a two-bedroom self-contained house”- he revealed.

Dr. Alhaji Bawumia is the Patron of the Lepers Aid Society.

“I am the patron of the Lepers Aid Society and today is a happy day in my life and I thank God for what he has done for Madam Pogo” – he stated.

He used the opportunity to tell the need to be there for one another.



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