Liberian refugees at the Buduburam camp in the Central Region have appealed to the government of Ghana to impress on the local government authority to prevent them from demolishing their homes.
A similar eviction and demolition action taken by the Gomoa East District Assembly in June this year displaced some of the refugees.
The refugees say they have nowhere to go if they evicted from the camp.
In an interview with Accra-based Class FM, one of the inhabitants of the area, Tony, said: “On Monday [November 6] they came around again letting us know that they are going to carry out a similar demolition exercise that took place in June. If I look at the demarcation where they are starting from and [where it] ends, my brother, meaning that those that came to Ghana in 1992 will be homeless. We are confused and don’t know where to go.”
Another worried refugee said: “UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) and the Ghana Refugee Board have not given us any notice to move but we just saw people come and start marking some houses that they will break down. It was too disturbing because some of us have children in the home with some born in Ghana. Even if they want to move us back, the UNHCR and the Ghana Refugee Board should call us and the chiefs to talk, then we all know what is going on.”
However, the assembly, insists the refugees are occupying the place illegally hence the need to move them.
Meanwhile, the UNHCR and the Ghana Refugee Board are yet to respond to the development.