Work has started for the construction of a 2-bedroom house for 80-year-old woman who had all 10 fingers chopped off through leprosy.

The octogenarian said has been with battling the disease since her childhood.

The construction of the house came after the ‘Withered Skins’ ‘Hotline Documentary’ by Joy News’ Seth Kwame Boateng highlighting the dehumanising and squalid conditions the was living under.

Vice president, Dr Mahamudu Bawumua after watching the JoyNews documentary of the sad condition of Dari Poga, directed the Upper West Regional Minister, Dr Hafiz Bin Salih to send some food, assorted items, confectionaries and toiletries worth ¢3,000 to her.

She was given also given a cash amount ¢2,000.

Dr Bawumia also promised to build a two-bedroom house for her and over the past few days, construction work has been ongoing.

The workers started with the moulding of 2,500 pieces of 5-inch while they dug the foundation of the house.

All materials needed at the construction of the modest house have already been carted to the Motori community.

Foreman in charge of the construction of the project, Mumuni Haadi is hopeful that the project will be finished in the next few months.