31 WARDS OF SERVICE MARTYRS PRESENTED WITH SCHOLARSHIPS
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Minister for the Interior, Ambrose Dery making a presentation to a beneficiary of the scholarship scheme
31 wards of officers who died in the line of duty have been awarded scholarships by the Lebanese Community resident in Ghana.
The awardees who are at various stages of education received the package on Tuesday at an event held at the Conference Room of the Ghana Police Service Head office in Accra.
Presenting the scholarships, the Lebanese Ambassador to Ghana, H.E Ali Halabi lauded the cordial relationship between Ghana and the Lebanese Community which is over a century old.
According to the Ambassador, the Labanese community shares in Ghana’s commitment to providing free and quality education to its citizenry hence their provision of the scholarships to the wards of the brave men and women who gave their lives to preserve the security of Ghana.
He indicated that, the Lebanese community, sees this gesture as a tradition and will therefore continue to support in that respect.
The Ambassador commended the Lebanese Community for donating generously towards the scholarship and charged the beneficiaries to make their country proud.
Hon. Ambrose Dery, who was the special guest of honour applauded the Ambassador and the Lebanese Community in Ghana for the heartwarming humanitarian gesture extended to the families of the fallen compatriots.
Whilst commending them for contributing positively to the socio economic development of the country by way of their investment, he also admonished them to call to order their members whose acts are giving them a bad image.
“Whilst most can be identified as positively impacting on the economy of Ghana, others are also gaining notoriety for all manner of negative conduct and behaviour. I take this opportunity to call on the Lebanese Community in Ghana to call to order their members giving them a bad image. I am specifically talking about alleged mistreatment of Ghanaian workers who are in their employ. This must stop” he stressed.
Mr. Ambrose Dery also appealed to the Lebanese Community to heed to the President’s call for investment in the one District – one factory initiative. “Finally, let me reiterate the invitation of the President of Ghana to all, including the Lebanese community that you avail yourself the opportunities granted by Government’s ONE DISTRICT ONE FACTRORY POLICY” the Minister said.
The Scholarship scheme is an initiative of the Lebanese Community in Ghana with support from the Lebanese Ambassador with this year’s being the second time the Lebanese Community in Ghana is awarding scholarships to wards of officers and men of the Ghana Police Service, Ghana Immigration Service and the Ghana Prisons Service who lost their lives in the course of duty.