In an address, the Lebanese Ambassador to Ghana H.E. Ali Halabi expressed the hope that the contribution by the Lebanese community will in a way help alleviate the plight of the beneficiaries and said the martyrs are appreciated for their selfless commitment towards the peace and security of the nation Ghana.
The Interior Minister, Hon. Mark Owen Woyongo who chaired the programme said the government of Ghana recognizes the contribution of the Lebanese Community in the country particularly in the area of automobiles sales, hospitality, real estate and other commercial ventures which has generated employment for the citizenry.
Hon. Woyongo urged the beneficiaries to do their best and use the money for the purpose for which it was given so they can continue to remain in school.
He praised the Lebanese Community for their humanitarian efforts to help alleviate the suffering and discomfort of the less privileged, and called on the Diplomatic Corps and other well – meaning Ghanaians to emulate the gesture to better the lives of the unfortunate ones in the society.
The heads of Immigration, Police and Prison Service expressed their profound gratitude to the Lebanese Ambassador, H.E. Ali Halabi and the Lebanese Community in Ghana for the benevolence towards the family of the fallen heroes, especially in the area of education and called on other organization to extend a helping hand in that direction.
One of the beneficiaries, Elikpline Kwasi Hommey, thanked the Ambassador and the Lebanese community on behalf of his colleagues for the noble initiative and mentioned that the scholarship comes in handy as they are about going back to school and most of them are desperate and anxious about how their fees would be paid.In all, twenty three (23) wards benefited from the package; five from Immigration, nine from the Police and nine from Prisons.