We at the camp are really terrified and yet traumatized since the Sunday, February the incident, gun shots that we have since stopped hearing and seeing people dead for the past years were brought in our ears and very eyes, I saw police shooting like on a war front towards unarmed refugee, not only refugee but west African brothers and sisters, strangers in a country where Ghana has peace keepers serving in the UN peace keeping troops called UNMIL .
This is not the first nor second time, I remember and experienced for myself when we were raided in 2000,with helicopter gunships, military, and police men. Again in March of 2008 when women protested against the UNHCR on a football park, we were again raided and over 600 hundred women, children were sent to a prison by the then interior minister. We were raided on Sunday, this time blood was spilled, this is a shame and barbaric.
My question comes, who sent the Police and on what directive they came on. What information given to the commander to come on Sunday morning when people were preparing for church service, marketeers trying to sell their goods, the first shot was at 6am and people began asking what is going on that police are shooting. Oh God, you can see what is being done, war is not good, but it seem that Ghana is trying to bring on herself an untimely war.
The citizens of Liberia are looking up to the Government of Liberia for drastic action against the Ghanaian government.
This should not be taken for granted as the Ghanaian are so many in Liberia and living a free life.
Thelma L. Barnes
whom is telling the true it is the refugee or the police it is so hare that police of that country to lie were is the world body on this act of lawless ? Are Liberian not human like the Ghanaian ? The are so many of them in our country . what make then on touchable . And who they think they are any? the country is just a big scam county The UNHCR must either immediately repatriate Liberian refugees The Ghanaian President, John Mills and his security must account for the death of Liberian refugees in Ghana and undermining international migration laws and refugee conventions. opportunities provided to the refugees but convert those opportunities to Ghanaian s depriving the refugees who are in dying need
This latest incident, is yet another of the several tension and uneasiness between Liberian refugees and Ghanaian authorities. In 2009, similar incidents took place between Ghanaian authorities and several Liberian refugees many of whom were woman were ill-treated for voicing out their grievances, against the UNHCR.
It is about time the United Nations High commission for Refugees, the Ghanaian government and the government of Liberia, consider the constant and ruthless treatment by the Ghanaian government and people very seriously and not handle this present situation the lukewarm attention accorded previous incidents. This time, the killing of refugees by Ghanaian security apparatus mus be treated with urgency and the culprits involved in their deaths must account for their actions. The world must condemn the barbaric act and killings of refugees in foreign country by a foreign government security apparatus which suppose to protect them under international refugee laws and conventions. There is no excuse this time around, Liberians will demand justice.
Liberians are fed up with the constant ruthless behavior of Ghana …. is the refugee life is not OK to be used as goat or fish or pigs or cow etc, etc . Are we not human like them ? Were is the GOLDY MAN and WOMAN in that country ?
This is so sad to see our brothers and sisters suffer into the hands of selfish Ghanaian s and our so-called Ambassador to Ghana has no idea on how this happened.
This is to prove to the public that Liberians are placed into positions for their own selfish aim.
Thelma L. Barnes
In such a modern age , Ghana security forces shooting live bullets at unarmed civilians , what a shame you have brought to your country, a country that is upholding the tendency of democracy in Africa .what will the people in Somalia, Sunday Ivory Coast, Guinea do. Show the LIGHT people will follow.”we are the best in Africa” GHANA!!!!!!!
What is the response of the government of Liberia? We’ll wait and see.
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