UNHCR hands over school building to Gomoa Fetteh community
Gomoa Fetteh (C/R), Feb. 28, GNA – The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has handed over a Senior High School building to the Gomoa Fetteh community in the Central Region.
The facility, which was built at a cost of GH¢1.3 million, has 18 classrooms, a sick bay, three computer laboratories, a library, offices, staff common room and an assembly hall.
Mr Tetteh Padi, Project Coordinator of the Ghana Refugee Board, said the Liberian refugees had stayed in the area for more than 20 years.
He explained that although their refugee status ended in June last year, some of them applied to the Government to stay in the country, adding that they and the community would benefit from the school.
Mr Veton Orana, Protection Officer at the UNHCR, said 5000 Liberian refugees were now in Ghana.
He said the best way to support the Gomoa community was to provide the people with education.
Mr Orana said: ‘UNHCR has reached the final chapter of the Liberian refugee situation in Ghana.’
Mr Isaac Kinsley Ahunu-Armah, Gomoa East District Chief Executive, said the project, which started in January 2010, was facilitated by the Christian Council of Ghana.
He thanked Nana Abori Yamoah II, chief of Fetteh, for releasing land to the UNHCR for the school project.