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The Lebanese Community in Ghana has opted to sponsor children of Ghanaian soldiers who paid the ultimate price (death) in the course of serving with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL).
A Ministry of Defence statement signed by Col C. B. Ankomah-Danso of the Public Affairs Department of GAF and copied to the Ghana News Agency in Accra said the Minister of Defence, Mr Mark Owen Woyongo, has expressed gratitude to the Lebanese community for such a kind and thoughtful gesture.
Mr Ali H. Halabi, the Lebanese Ambassador to Ghana explained that the gesture was in recognition and appreciation of the tremendous sacrifices Ghanaian troops have made to Lebanon since the inception of the Peace Support Operations Mission.
Mr Halabi acknowledged that: “It was high time this gesture was extended to the children of soldiers who had paid the ultimate price for peace in Lebanon.”
Mr Halabi said the Lebanese community currently sponsors some Ghanaian students at the university of Ghana and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).