MONROVIA, LIBERIA-Former Liberian Refugees from Ghana are calling on the Government of Liberia to intervene in stopping the demolition of Liberian homes at the Buduburam Refugee Camp in Ghana.
The Liberian Refugee groups include the Liberian Refugee Network, Buduburam Veteran Association and the Ministerial Council of Churches, want the Liberian Government dispatch a delegation to Ghana to engage their counterparts on the matter.
In a press briefing recently, the Groups’ Spokesperson, Tyrone Marshall, said:” Liberians at the camp are living in fear, following statement issued by the Ghanaian Government that it will demolish the camp by the end of September this year.”
Mr. Marshall said:” Any forceful eviction of the over five-thousand Liberians at the camp, mostly children, single mothers and the elderly, contravenes Ghana Refugee Law of 1992, and International Laws on Refugees.”
They reminded stakeholders, including Gomoa Far East District fearless Chiefs, that Liberia and Ghana have a tie beyond diplomatic relations in West Africa, and therefore is appealing that the planned demolition exercise be put on hold for the sake of peace.
The groups, in the briefing, are urging the Ghanaian Government to work along with the chiefs for an extension of time to enable all parties: the UNHCR, Ghana Refugee Board and the Liberia Refugee Repatriation and Resettlement Commission to find a durable solution under the tripartite agreement.
By: Steven Dorbor