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Upper West Region: Bawumia Gifts 80-Year-Old Abandoned Leper Two-Bedroom House, GHc2,000


Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has gifted an 80-year-old abandoned leper, Dari Poga a two-bedroom house, a cash amount of GHc2,000, food supplies and toiletries at Gurungu, a community in the Upper West Region.


The gesture comes after an Accra-based television aired a story which featured the abandoned mother of 10 living in a deplorable structure and being left to her faith due to her ailment.


Sources say the report touched the heart of Ghana's Vice President who quickly responded by sending the Upper West Regional Minister, Hafiz Bin Salih to present the items on his behalf.


It is emerging that the two-bedroom house is set to commerce later this week once funds are released.


Receiving the items, Madam Dari Poga who shed tears thanked the Vice President for his kind gestures and prayed for God's blessing for him.


It is emerging that Madam Dari Poga has been suffering from leprosy since childhood.


The mother of 10, who currently lives with her granddaughter at Gurungu in the Upper West Region, has been abandoned by her six kids.


She revealed that 4 out of her 10 children have died.


Madam Poga also hinted that it has been five years since she last saw her children.


Story by: Bervelyn Henrietta Allotey

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