World Leprosy Day, is observed on the last Sunday in January and members of the Lepers Aid Committee celebrated this year’s World Leprosy Day, at the Eyindakrom Leprosarium, located around Cape Coast in the Central Region of Ghana.
The committee, led by Rev. Fr. Andrew Campbell, S.V.D., commissioned a mechanized water treatment plant also known as a borehole to mark the celebration. Rev. Fr. Campbell who is also the Parish Priest of Christ the King parish, Accra told the inmates of the leprosarium how happy he was to be with them on this special day and to fulfill the promise he made to build a borehole for them to solve their water problem.
Rev. Fr. Campbell said, “It is hard to believe that you did not have good water all these years. Now you have good water, you don’t have to go out on long distances for water.”
Assisted by the National Program Manager (Leprosy) at Ghana Health Services, Dr. Benedict Okoe Quao, the hospital staff of the Ankaful General Hospital, members of the Lepers Aid Committee and number of the cured lepers at the Leprosarium, the boreholes were commissioned to serve a total population of about 100.
The project was funded by benefactors, donors, sponsors of the Lepers Aid Committee, and especially with the proceeds from the Christmas concert in December 2018. Rev. Fr. Campbell thanked all supporters who made this possible.
Source: Andy Manomey // Radio Angelus