Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has today, September 8, 2020 handed over a fully furnished 2-bedroom house to 82-year old cured leper, Daari Pogo.
The VEEP did this in honour of a promise he made, after a Joy News documentary told the sad story of how Daari Pogo was forced to live in a dilapidated 5 meters by 6-meter mud hut with her granddaughter Adjara after her abandonment.
Posting pictures of the house after the donation, Dr. Bawumia wrote on his Facebook page:
“Today, on my Upper West regional tour, I 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. 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 granddaughter Adjara after her abandonment. As a result, I built for her a two-bedroom self-contained house.As the Patron of the Lepers Aid Society, today is a happy day in my life and I thank God for what he has done for Madam Pogo. We must continue to be each other’s keeper.”
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