Reverend Father Andrew Campbell, SVD Parish Priest of Christ the King Church, Cantonments, Accra and the Chairman of the Lepers Aid Committee, has been awarded at the just ended EMY Africa awards.
The SVD Priest who has been embarking on various humanitarian services in the country was honored with a humanitarian award for his enormous contributions to the Ghanaian society.
Fr. Campbell was born in Dublin, Ireland, on March 27, 1946. He studied Philosophy and Theology and through hard work and dedication, obtained his Bachelor of Divinity Degree from St. Patrick’s College in the United Kingdom on 20th October, 1970. In December 1970, he was ordained into the Catholic priesthood.
He has worked as a priest in a number of parishes in the Catholic Archdiocese of Accra, some of which include St Peters parish Osu, the Holy Spirit Cathedral, Adabraka, Sacred Heart parish, Derby Avenue and Good Shepherd Parish Tema.
Some of the notable ministries of Rev. Fr. Andrew Nii Lanety Campbell, as he a affectionately called by the Ga people in Accra includes the cured lepers in Ghana, visitation to the prisons, building of schools for the poor and needy, Chairman of the only children’s hospital in Ghana, the Princess Marie Louise Children’s hospital in Accra, building a dam and grow vegetables at Kordiabe, teaching in a Girls Secondary School, ministering to ‘ladies of the night’, teaching catechism to adults, Soup Kitchen for the poor and needy who roam the streets, among others.