Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has come to the rescue after JoyNews reported the sad condition of Dari Poga, an octogenarian left destitute by leprosy.
Dari was afflicted by leprosy at a young age and has since lost all ten fingers and eight toes to the disease.
She lives at Gurungu in the Upper West region with just a granddaughter after losing four of her ten children and being abandoned by the rest.
Less than 24 hours after her story aired on all JoyNews platforms, the Vice President has come to the rescue, donating food supplies, toiletries, among others.
A cash amount of ¢2,000 has also been added, Hafiz Bin Salih, Upper West Regional Minister who made the donations on Dr. Bawumia’s behalf said.
Beginning Thursday, a construction foreman who followed the delegation will begin construction works for a two bedroom apartment for Dari, Dr Salih said.
He urged Ghanaians to emulate the kindness of the second gentleman.
Dari Poga’s condition was highlighted in a JoyNews Hotline documentary titled ‘Withered Skins,’ which was produced by Seth Kwame Boateng.