Regional News of 2014-07-09

Police want Buduburam camp closed down

The Winneba District Police has added its voice to calls by residents of Gomoa Buduburam in the Central Region to get the refugee camp in the area completely closed down.

The Buduburam refugee camp was established by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in 1990 for Liberian refugees.

The camp serves as home to more than 12,000 refugees from Liberia who fled their country during the first and second Liberian Civil War.

Speaking to Citi News, the District Crime Officer for the Winneba Police Command, DSP Kofi Sarkodie says it has become necessary for the camp to be shut down because it is being used for criminal activities.

“It has now become a den of criminals both alien and nationals. A series of meetings have gone on within the region to ensure that measures are devised to remove these criminals from the camp.”