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Demolition of Buduburam Camp, housing Sierra Leoneans in Ghana has commenced, displacing many

The demolition of the Buduburam Camp, which houses Sierra Leoneans in Ghana, has commenced, leading to the displacement of many residents. As a result, the affected individuals are calling on the government to provide assistance for shelter. Known as the Liberian camp, it is home to many Sierra Leoneans, now seeking refuge. 

The demolition exercise was ordered by the local heads of Gomoa Buduburam, after a similar exercise mandated by the government was suspended three years ago, following pleas and external interventions.

The Chief of Gomoa Buduburam, Nana Kojo Essel, cited growing concerns of illegal activities creating room for violence and unsafety for residents of the environs, as the reason behind the demolition exercise. However, some of the Sierra Leonean citizens residing at the camp, such as Mr. Macauley, have expressed their disarray as they face the displacement. 

They are further worried about the approaching night hours and the absence of representatives of the Sierra Leonean government since operations commenced yesterday, which has left them without support.


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