Zoomlion Ghana Limited has donated food items worth GH47,000 and cash of GH¢1,000 to the cured lepers of the Ho Leprosarium.
The donation was part of activities which the company embarked upon as part of its end-of-year thanksgiving programme.
The items included over 300 tubers of yams, 15 bags of rice, four bags of sugar, toiletries, milk, oil and used clothes.
Mr Evans Arthur, the Volta Regional Manager of Zoomlion, said the company planned to extend its fortunes to a vulnerable institution in the region as a way of thanking God for the blessings bestowed on the company, amidst the numerous challenges.
He said inmates of the leprosarium complained that support for the home was not forthcoming and, therefore, the company decided to support them with some food items to mitigate some of their challenges.
Mr Arthur pledged that the company would continue to support other groups in the region as part of its humanitarian work.
Ms Joycelyn Akorfa Dotse, the person in charge of the leprosarium, expressed gratitude to the company for going to the aid of the leprosarium at that crucial period.
She said the main challenge of the leprosarium was lack of funds to purchase food to feed the inmates frequently.
She also complained that some of the inmates had cancerous sores on their legs and needed medicines to help in treating the sores.
Ms Akorfa said the timely intervention by Zoomlion, especially when the festive season was approaching, had made the inmates very happy.
A representative of the lepers, Madam Agbley, said the food items would support them for a long time.
She said most of them were on medication and felt very weak if they took medicines and did not get food to eat on time.
Madam Agbley pleaded with the company and other companies not to abandon them but continue to support them, since they were too weak to engage in any meaningful job.
She also appealed for financial assistance to support their Kente weaving project to help them generate some revenue for their upkeep.