The Gomoa Buduburam is a town located in the Gomoa East district in the central region. It is located 44 kilometers west of Accra, Ghana. The Gomoa Buduburam is a refugee camp open by the United Nations High Commissioner(UNCHR) for Liberian refugees in the year 1990. The Goma Buduburam camp is home to more than 12,000 Refugees from Liberia. The Camp has a market that opens every day and Sundays being their market day. In 2007 most of the refugees left for their country after peace have been restored. The Gomoa Buduburam camp right now is full of all nationalities including Ghanaians. The Gomoa Buduburam camp also has a chief who governs the place alongside some authority call All Liberian Community Organization (ALICO).
Since the outbreak of the coronavirus, the chief who goes by the name Nana Kojo Essel 1 asked traders not to open on Sundays. Most often traders from nearby towns like Fetteh and Kasoa bring their goods to sell as well. Thus bridging the social distancing protocol.
Traders at the camp markets are now asking “why can’t we sell on Sundays”? Philip who sells phones accessories said “the chief should allow us to sell but make sure that the traders are observing all social distancing protocol”
Another trader called Matuma who sells cloths added: “because of no selling on Sundays, the market is always crowded on Saturdays. And traders from the next town still come around to sell their goods. So he should just allow us to sell on Sundays like we use to”.
The chief is yet to speak on the issue. Until then, the camp market still remains close every Sundays.
Story By: Beauty Sayee/Pinkfmonlinegh.com