Demolition of Budumburam camp begins today
The demolition of some portions of the Budumburam Refugees Camp in the Central Region is expected to begin today, Thursday, September 30, 2021.
The residents were given notice in August by the Gomoa East Assembly of their planned demolition exercise.
The residents have however threatened to stop the demolition exercise.
Some of them clad in red and black attire besieged the Gomoa Buduburam Police Station on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, to protest against the exercise.
About the Buduburam camp.
But it is currently hosting other foreign nationals from Nigeria, Senegal, Ivory Coast, and some Ghanaians.
It became the home of Liberian refugees after it was opened by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in 1990. It was initially home to some 12,000 refugees.
It also houses refugees from Sierra Leone who fled their country’s civil war between 1991 and 2002.