Consolidate Shipping Agency Ltd (CONSHIP) donated rice, cooking oil, canned tomato paste, tomatoes, spaghetti, biscuit, beverages, and bottled water to residents of Weija Leprosarium. CONSHIP reached out to support the well being and upkeep of residents as part of its CSR commitments.

CONSHIP reaches out every year to support the socially vulnerable, institutions in need and orphanages. Accra Branch General Manager Mr. Raymond Aygekum said it was the responsibility of institutions and companies to support the vulnerable and help lighten the burdens of their lives. Mr. Agyekum said this was a promise CONSHIP had committed itself to as long as it remained in shipping and freight forwarding business.

Administrator at Weija Leprosarium Mr. George Quansah thanked CONSHIP for reaching out to support the home. Mr. Quansah noted that while inmates often got help from philanthropic organizations, groups and individuals, getting financial assistance has been the Leprosarium’s biggest challenge. He said the items had come in at a critical time and that part of the donation would be sent to sister centres in Volta, Ashanti regions and other parts of the country.

Weija Leprosarium, a nonprofit founded by founded by Rev. Father Andrew Campbell, of the Holy Spirit Cathedral church, depends on the benevolence on the support provided by philanthropic organizations and individuals.

It is home to 30 residents from Ghana, Burkina Faso, Benin and Niger.

Credits: | Gifty Arthur