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Ghana Minister Wants Buduburam Refugee Camp Hosting Liberians Be Disbanded

The Central Regional Minister, Kwamena Duncan, has asked the national security apparatus to disband the area that served as the Liberia Refugee Camp to help reduce the crime rate in the Central Region.

Mr Duncan said the increasing crime rate in the Kasoa and Buduburam enclave was disturbing and that it posed a serious security threat to the region saying the place had become an “incubator for criminals”.
The Buduburam refugee camp was established in 1990 to accommodate Liberian refugees in Ghana.

But it now plays host to several other persons.
He said the enclave had become a breeding ground for criminals and called on the national security apparatus to work to ensure that the community was disbanded.

Mr Duncan particularly cited the Buduburam enclave that served as a refugee camp as a den for crime and suggested the disbanding of the camp as a way of reducing crime.
He was speaking at the Central Regional Coordinating Council meeting in Cape Coast on Thursday.

It was attended by metropolitan and municipal and district chief executives (MMDCEs), and heads of departments of ministries, departments and agencies.

“What we are getting out of what we did for our friends from Liberia is now having criminal consequences on us. This is not acceptable. We cannot as a region and as a country look on,” he stressed.

He commended chiefs in the region for their efforts at supporting each other and the regional coordinating council for growth saying, the region had experienced relative peace due to effective collaboration between all stakeholders. Courtesy of Graphic online.

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