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General News of Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Source: GNA

Ivorian refugees at Ampain Camp are unhappy with Gbagbo's arrest

Ampain (W/R), April 12, GNA -- The Ivorians at the Ampain refugee camp in the Ellembelle District have expressed their unhappiness over the arrest of former President Laurent Gbagbo.

One of the refugees, Kouadwi Patrice, told the Ghana News Agency in an interview that the report of the former president's capture was greeted with sorrow because quite a number of the refugees at the camp were his followers.

Patrice said though the war is over, he is not prepared to return to his home country because forces loyal to Ouattara would continue to harass the pro-Gbagbo followers.

He said he would prefer travelling further to Europe to look for greener pastures than to go back to his war-ravaged Country. Patrice complained about the quality of food being given to them at the camp and appealed to the authorities to improve it. He said E2=80=9CSometimes the food is not well cooked and I have personally experienced stomach upsets after eating them=E2=80=9D. Meanwhile, the Camp Manager of the Refugee Camp, Mr Kelly Forson has appealed to philanthropists and benevolent organisations in the country to provide them with television sets so that the refugees could watch some of the ongoing UEFA Champions League matches.