Residents of Monrovia, Africa’s oldest city are said to be inhaling uncontrollable distinctive smells, especially an unpleasant one which as a result forcibly placed them in medical centers because of the filthiness of their city which was one of the cleanest cities in yesteryears.
Monrovia, the only capital Liberians can be proud of, has become a place not worth visiting, despite of payments of city required fees, a situation that questioned the ability of the current City Mayor, Jefferson Tamba Koijee to adequately manage the Liberian Capital by making it dirt-free, and allow its residents to breath natural air, and live healthy.
The Monrovia City Mayor, Jefferson Tamba Koijee, who is affectionately tagged as the most dress City Mayor of our time was quoted as saying in a Liberian sample English, “I am not a Dumpa Hero”, meaning he is not in office to collect dirt from the streets of Monrovia and its environs, this reported insinuation on the part of the Monrovia City Mayor has angered most residents of the City who are questioning his administrative ability to manage the City of Monrovia.
Some Liberians who spoke to the GNN about the ugliness of Monrovia drowning in huge pile of dirt called on the Liberian leader, President George Manneh Weah to resign Mayor Koijee and appoint someone who will be able to administratively manage the City of Monrovia by keeping it clean as a city of Africa’s oldest nation.
“This guy has to be changed, he cannot manage the city of Monrovia; the Mayor of the City of Paynesville is doing extremely well as compare to Monrovia’s Most Bluff City Mayor,” Charlene Baker, a resident of Broad Street, Monrovia speaking to the GNN on the status of the City of Monrovia said.
Ms. Baker is amongst dozens of other Monrovia residents, mainly in the city center including the commercial district of Water Street, where stockpile of dirt have overwhelmed marketers, and even stopping the free flow of traffic and the free movement of people.
Speaking to a local daily, the Front Page Africa, the media relations, Mr. Pekele Gbuapaye of the Monrovia City Corporation (MCC) admitted that Monrovia is dirty, noting that the proper disposal of garbage is a major challenge to the city.