34 Refugees Hospitalised After Eating “Jollof” Rice

About 34 refugees at the Fetentaa Refugee Camp have been admitted at the Berekum Holy Family Hospital in the Brong Ahafo Region, after eating “jollof” rice served at a wedding party.

The meal, which was served at the wedding party of two Ivorian refugees on Saturday, was suspected to have been poisoned.

According to Agyaba K. Fosu of Berekum-based “Agoro” FM, a partner station of “Adom” FM, although other meals such as plain rice and “acheke” were served at the event, it was only those who consumed the “jollof” rice  complained of stomach upsets and were taken to the hospital.

The Deputy Camp Manager for the Fetentaa Refugee Camp,  Owusu Akyeaw, confirmed the incident on “Adom” FM’s Midday News.

He said management of the camp was awaiting  medical reports of the victims in order to initiate investigations into the matter.

Meanwhile, the Human Resource Officer of the Berekum Holy Family Hospital, Peter Quaicoo, says all the patients are responding to treatment.

The Fetentaa Camp was established in June 2011. It is one of three camps hosting Ivorian refugees in Ghana.


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