The fate of thousands of refugees who have been on the Buduburam Camp in Gomoa District seems to be in an imbalance as they are now homeless in the Central Region of Ghana outside Accra.
Since last weekend, structures said to be owned by refugees since the 90s including Liberians, Sierra Leoneans and Ivoirians are being demolished by bulldozers and other yellow machines guarded by the Ghanaian security.
According to the report, the demolition exercise is a result of the expiration of the ultimatum given to the refugees since Tuesday, August 3 to Thursday, September 30, 2021, to leave the premises to make way for the development on the 141 acres of land.
The ultimatum was given the refugees by the citizens including their traditional leaders who are believe to be the legitimate owners of the land backed by their government’s approval.
Meanwhile, the Liberian government on yesterday dispatched a delegation to that sisterly country because of the gravity of the situation as the refugees are still resisting to vacate the land by challenging the state security.
The Liberian delegation is headed by the Foreign Minister who is expected to hold a meeting with his Ghanaian counterpart today in Accra.
Buduburam is a refugee camp located 44 kilometers on the west of Accra, Ghana along the Accra-Cape Coast Highway.
The camp which was a home to more than 12,000 citizens who fled Liberia during the civil war was opened by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in 1990.