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Liberia is Backyard of Slow Thinkers: A fate of Refugees in Ghana

The Editor,
How can our leadership think so slow and not follow the pattern that the current leadership of J.A. Kofour and the military of Ghana have set in handling refugee issues. This is not the first time when the military invaded the camp. If you have been a refugee you will certainly know what it takes to be repatriated to a country that is totally devastated by civil war for about 14 years of which you have been out for almost two decades with property destroyed, parents killed or missing, and so on.
On February 23, 2003 the government of Ghana through its leadership order the military and police to invade the Buduburam refugee camp on the ground the refugees are rebels and therefore have arms and were also training rebels to destabilize the government of Ghana. After about 12 hour search on the camp with all the men assembled on the soccer field that today the women held their peaceful and non-violent protest, and surrounded by armed soldiers with AK-47, German machine guns, and so on. There were no arms discovered and no training base found of which rebels were been training to stage a rebellion in Ghana an allegation that was assume few weeks before the general elections in Ghana which put J.A.K to power.
This is call to the attention of the administration of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, that this is not a time to play games with issues that has to do with the dignity and integrity of the Liberian people. Those refugees did not naked themselves. Have the government of Ghana provided an physical evidence of people being naked during the protest? How can we continue to be so naive about this issues. If we do not know the facts, open your eyes and see.
This is a test to you leadership as the international community and refugees worldwide will see how you will react to this issue.
Thanks
Jenkins Macedo, jmacedo1@worcester.edu

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