Bawumia calls for attention and care for people living with leprosy, says discrimination must stop

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The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia is pushing for increased attention and care for people leaving with leprosy.

According to him, it is important that Ghanaians also desist from discriminating against such persons.

The Vice President was speaking at the 2019 World Leprosy Day commemoration on the theme ‘Ending discrimination, stigma and prejudice’, yesterday, Sunday, January 27, 2019.

“Discriminating against people who have suffered leprosy is not Godly and therefore we should all desist from that” Dr. Bawumia said.

The Vice President was joined on the occasion by the Chief Justice, Her Ladyship, Sophia Akufo and the president of the Lepers Aid Committee, Rev. Fr. Andrew Campbell as well as cured lepers from the Weija leprosarium.

The Vice president who has offered to be one of the patrons of the Lepers Aid Committee late last year together with his wife the Second Lady, Hajia Samira Bawumia organized a get-together for scores of lepers at their residence during which he called for an end to discrimination and stigmatization.


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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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