CAGECCU Gives To Charity

Rev. Father CampbellAs part of activities to mark the 25th anniversary of the Controller and Accountant General’s Employees’ Co-operative Credit Union (CAGECCU), the union has donated food items worth GH¢3,000 to the Weija Leprosarium in Accra.

The food items include two bags each of rice, gari, maize, and beans, two gallons of cooking oil, two boxes each of washing and toilet soaps.
The donation was in fulfillment of CAGECCU’s corporate social responsibility as one of the Union’s core values to offer assistance to the poor and vulnerable in society.

The theme for this year’s celebration is “The Credit Union in empowering families in challenging times”. Presenting the food items, the chairman of the union, Mr. A.B. Crabbe, said the management of the union thought it wise to lend its support to inmates of the Weija Leprosarium.

The chairman of the Leper Aid Committee, the Reverend Father Andrew Campbell, who received the donation on behalf of the inmates of the leprosarium, said it had depended on support from institutions for survival over the years.

Rev. Fr. Campbell mentioned inadequate infrastructure, lack of social amenities, and inadequate funding as challenges facing the leprosarium.

He lamented that families of the inmates had deserted them because they were considered unclean.
“Inmates at the leprosarium are humans just as any other individual in the country and need to be treated as such because it is no fault of theirs,” he added.

Rev Fr Campbell said the Weija Leprosarium paid for utility bills and its maintenance indicating that the leprosarium owed electricity bill of GH¢6,000.00, and, therefore, appealed to the Ghana Electricity Company to write off the debt, because inmates were not in the position to pay.

Father Campbell said programmes had been planned to raise funds to support the inmates including a musical concert at the Golden Tulip Hotel in Accra on December 15,2013 and he appealed to Ghanaians to support lepers and other underprivileged people in society.

He thanked the union for its gesture and President John Dramani Mahama for his support to the leprosarium and asked for God’s blessings for individuals and organisations that contributed to the welfare of the inmates.

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