Rev. Fr. Andrew Campbell, S.V.D. has been awarded at the just ended Made in Ghana Awards (MIGA) as the Humanitarian Personality of the Year, 2018, in Accra.
The Parish Priest of the Christ the King Church, Cantonments, Accra and the Chairman of the Lepers Aid Committee, was among other personalities and institutions who received awards and recognitions at the 6th edition of MIGA, organized by the Entrepreneurs Foundation of Ghana.
Rev. Fr. Campbell, known as the “Leper Priest” by many, has been working in Ghana as a Catholic Missionary Priest in The Society of the Divine Word since October 1971.
Fr. Campbell was born in Dublin, Ireland, on March 27, 1946. He studied Philosophy and Theology and through hard work and dedication, obtained his Bachelor of Divinity Degree from St. Patrick’s College in the United Kingdom on 20th October, 1970. In December 1970, he was ordained into the Catholic priesthood.
He has worked as a priest in a number of parishes in the Catholic Archdiocese of Accra, some of which include St Peters parish Osu, the Holy Spirit Cathedral, Adabraka, Sacred Heart parish, Derby Avenue and Good Shepherd Parish Tema.
Some of the notable ministries of Rev. Fr. Andrew Nii Lanety Campbell, as he a affectionately called by the Ga people in Accra includes the cured lepers in Ghana, visitation to the prisons, building of schools for the poor and needy, Chairman of the only children’s hospital in Ghana, the Princess Marie Louise Children’s hospital in Accra, building a dam and grow vegetables at Kordiabe, teaching in a Girls Secondary School, ministering to ‘ladies of the night’, teaching catechism to adults, Soup Kitchen for the poor and needy who roam the streets, among others.
Source: Andy Manomey // Radio Angelus