Monrovia City Mayor Justifies Demolition Of Market Stalls At Waterside Commercial Hub

Following the demolition of several market stalls at the Waterside Commercial Hub by officers of the Monrovia City Corporation Police, which has put hundreds of marketers out of business, the City Mayor of the City, Jefferson Koijee has disclosed that the government of Liberia is expected to build a modern markets for those who market tables were destroyed by his police.

Mayor Koijee said the destruction of what these market staff was necessary in order to give a complete facelift and modernize the market for a better selling atmosphere, stressing, “We are going to provide you with a modern markets to our market people in their drive to provide better services to the people,” Mayor Koijee said.

In a related development, the Liberian leader, President George Manneh Weah has instructed the Minister of Internal Affairs, Varney Sirleaf to work along with relevant stakeholders in the reconstruction of the market stalls that were destroyed by officers of the Monrovia City Police.

On Sunday morning of last week, dozens of City Police officers stormed the Waterside Commercial Market Hub along with  brodozers breaking down all market stalls under the canopy of avoiding public gathering during the outbreak of the deadly COVID-19, but this did not go well with many of the victims who begin to call on the Liberian leader to provide them with a modern markets in order to feed their families.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.