There are reportedly renewed calls for the Liberian Refugee Camp in Kasoa, Ghana to be demolished, this time with a ten day ultimatum.
A tense Monday meeting according to information saw authorities of UNHCR, Liberian leadership on the camp and Ghanaian authorities calling for Liberians to vacate the facility.
A source speaking to Whistleblower said the authorities have given the Liberians at the camp ten days to vacate or their premises will be demolished.
Recently some chiefs in the Kasoa area complained of criminal activities in Kasoa and its environs leading to bad press and so they wanted the Liberians leave.
Many have blamed the incessant criminal cases from that part of the region on the citing of the
refugee camp which has for some time now, been a hub for many criminals.
‘In view of this, some angry Chiefs of Gomoa Fetteh in the Central Region are calling on the government to immediately demolish Budumburam also known as Liberia Camp to help reduce criminal activities in the area,’ a statement from a media outlet said.
The Budumburan camp remains one of the underdeveloped places in the region and government has since said there is increasing need to develop all Ghana.
After the beginning of the Liberian civil war in 1989, the Ghanaian government established the Buduburam refugee camp to help Liberians who were fleeing their home country but many has refused to leave since the war ended more than a decade ago.
The UNHCR has repeatedly urged the repatriation of refugees back to Liberia
after an agreement was signed in 2003, but most Liberians were reluctant to go back due to the political and economic environment in the country.