A contingent of Ghanaian soldiers have arrived in Liberia to police ceasefire and ensure peace in Liberia, according to reports reaching Lagos from Ghana's capital Accra on Wednesday.
The Ghanaian peacekeepers arrived in Liberia's capital Monroviato join the 900 Nigerian peacekeeping soldiers leading a West African peacekeeping force in the war-torn west African country.
Several other African nations, including South Africa, Mali andSenegal, are also expected to contribute troops to the west African peacekeeping force which is to grow to just more than 3,000 soldiers.
The peacekeepers are currently securing Monrovia to facilitate the delivery of relief supplies, but they have not yet gone beyondthe capital.
The situation for hundreds of thousands of displaced people in Monrovia is improving, but the pace of aid deliveries remains slow.
An estimated one million people throughout Liberia need humanitarian aid.
The United Nations is demanding security guarantees before its workers resume full-scale relief operations.
Rebels have promised relief workers safe passage into territorystill under their control.
But reports of skirmishes in the northern and central parts of Liberia have raised security concerns among aid agencies.
Meanwhile, Liberia's caretaker President Moses Blah is in neighboring Guinea, where he is to meet with President Lansana Conte.
Guinea has long been accused of arming Liberia's largest rebel group. Blah is traveling through west Africa, meeting regional leaders. He has already visited Nigeria and Cote d'Ivoire.
Liberia's 14 years of bloody civil war have had a ripple effectin the west African region, stirring instability in Sierra Leone, Cote d'Ivoire and Guinea.
Blah is a caretaker leader who will hand over power to the chairman of a two-year transitional administration in October.
Last week, the government and rebel delegates chose businessmanGyude Bryant to head the unity government made up of representatives from Liberia's former government of Charles Taylor,two main rebel groups -- the Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy (LURD) and the Movement for Democracy in Liberia (MODEL), political parties and civil society groups.
Bryant and his vice-chairman, Wesley Johnson, will head the newgovernment until new elections in January 2006.