The Lepers Aid Committee Ghana has commenced the construction of a functional ultra-modern kitchen that will provide food for inmates of the Weija Leprosarium in Ghana.
The project, which officially kick-started on January 28 with a sod-cutting ceremony led by the Vice President of Ghana, His Excellency Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, Most Rev. Anthony Narh Asare, Auxilary Bishop of Accra as well as Resident Director of the Weija Leprosarium, Rev. Father Andrew Campbell, SVD among other dignitaries, seeks to provide decent meals for inmates as well as protect their human dignity.
Speaking to Journalists after the event, Fr. Campbell bemoaned the continued stigmatisation of cured lepers describing it as the biggest challenge to the apostolate.
He also hailed Vice President Bawumia for his consistent support of the needs of the lepers. “Dr. Bawumia has been a constant source of assistance to us. He not only visits regularly but also extends invitations to us for special occasions, fostering camaraderie and combating stigmatization,” Fr. Campbell said.
For his part, Dr. Bawumia expressed government’s support for the various initiatives at the various Leprosaria in the country.
Auxiliary Bishop of Accra, Most Rev. Anthony Narh Asare who represented Archbishop John Bonaventure Kwofie – Metropolitan Archbishop of Accra, lauded Fr. Campbell and the Lepers Aid Committee Ghana for their lifelong dedication to the leprosarium apostolate.
The Kitchen project is supported by Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia and the Accra Lions Club among others.