The Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC), as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has donated food items and toiletries to the Weija leprosarium in Accra.

The items include bags of rice, tubers of yam, gallons of cocking oil among others. The gesture according to the Deputy Director General of GAEC, Prof. Shiloh Osae is part of the commission’s annual activity to contribute its quota to the less privileged in the society.

In a short ceremony to welcome representatives from GAEC, Mr. Fred Quansah, the Administrator of the Leprosarium, who stood in for Rev. Father Andrew Campbell, Chairman of the Lepers Aid Committee expressed his profound gratitude to the Commission for its continued support.

He assured that stringent measures have been put in place to ensure that all items donated are given to the inmates.

Mr. Quansah further disclosed that the inmates undertake considerable farming activities to augment donations they receive from organizations and other philanthropists.

The Deputy Director General of GAEC, Prof. Shiloh Osae, in a short address encouraged the inmate to have continues faith in God. “God who created every person will heal you and also provide all your needs”, he stated.

He assured them of GAEC’s relentless support for the leprosarium.

Also present at the donation were the Director of Administration GAEC, Mr. Felix Adeku and representatives of GAEC Office of Corporate and Public Affairs (OCPA).

The Prefect of the lepers, Madam Gladys Adobea, who received the items, was thankful to the Commission for the support.

By: Mark Sarfo (Office of Corporate and Public Affairs – GAEC)