The eviction exercise executed by the Monrovia City Corporation on the old Euro Bank Building at Warrant and Broad Streets may have created an unwholesome environment for illegal drug users and those without toilet facilities in their homes.
At the moment, residents of the community continue to complain of the constant use of the building for excretion of human-wastes, including feces. The residents also claimed that the building is also being used as a dump site, accusing the MCC of creating a “waste site” for those they referred to as un-desirable people since the eviction exercise.
They told the New Dawn Monday in an interview that the absence of security at the building may be the result of the pollution leading to serious health hazard in the community.
During the eviction exercise by the MCC, criminals who previously occupied the building, threatened to use the structure as ‘safe haven’ after terrorizing Monrovia, owing to their eviction from their “comfortable home” by the government.
The environment of the former Euro Bank building, most especially the broad street side, is currently smelling with human and other wastes, something the residents described as embarrassing.
They emphasized the urgent need for the city government to develop strategies to make the building useful. Acting Mayor Mary Broh told this paper that she has played a major role in clearing the building for the first time,
“It now up to government to take that building and make use of it if the owners cannot be available to develop it,” Acting City Mayor Mary Broh told a New Dawn-Liberia interview in reaction to the concerns being raised by residents of the Crown Hill Community.
Broh noted that it was about time for the government to exercise eminent domain over abandoned buildings around town.