To promote security in Ghana, a two bedroom newly constructed accommodation facility have been provided to Ghana Police Service, Berekum West Divisional Command at Fetentaa Refugee Camp, in the Bono Region.
This forms part of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ (UNHCR) contribution and effort to enhance the capacity of the police.
At a handing over ceremony, Head of Field Officer at UNHCR in Ghana, Samuel Dzikunu, said the building would serve as the Police Station Officer’s bungalow. This, he said, is to address accommodation needs of police personnel posted to the Fetentaa Police Station.
He described the peaceful coexistence between the refugees and the host community members as commendable.
He said “UNHCR recognizes the importance of security and places premium on safety and security of both refugees and host community members, hence the UNHCR’s continuous support to the police”.
He further thanked the Chiefs and people of Fetentaa, the host community for creating the enabling environment for the refugees, as well as the District Security Council and the Police for raising the status of the station to a full-fledged police station.
He added that, it will serve both the Refugee camp and communities.
For his part, District Chief Executive for the area, Hon. Isaac Osei, who is the Chairman of the District’s Security Council, expressed his sincere gratitude to UNHCR for the support, adding that, it was a step in the right direction.
Recounting the presence of Fetentaa Refugee Camp, Akwamuhene of the Fetentaa Traditional Council, Nana Addai Kwai commended the UNHCR for their contribution to community development.
“Thanks to the presence of the Fentetaa Refugee camp, we can boast of a health centre, a school and a police station, all through the support of UNHCR”, the Akwamuhene said.
By Agnes Melissa Yovo | Talksafrica.com