The main opposition Congress for Democratic Change or CDC says it is preparing lawsuit against Madam Mary Broh, head of the special presidential taskforce to clean Monrovia and its environs for demolishing homes of peaceful residents.
The CDC says “enough is enough” for the continuous destruction of peaceful citizens’ properties under the excuse of cleaning and making Monrovia and its environs green. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf appointed the taskforce recently to vigorously clean the capital and its environs of heap of garbage that has engulfed a population of more than 1 million.
National Secretary General JagarKowo, disclosed the party has instructed its legal department to issue a writ of injunction against the ongoing demolition of citizens’ properties.
Speaking at a memorial service in honor of a fallen partisan over the weekend in the Borough of New Kru Town on Bushrod Island – a Monrovia suburb, Kowo said the action of the presidential taskforce headed by Madam Mary Broh has successfully broken down homes and business centers categorized as “misshape structures.”
A riot between CDCians and the police Emergency Response Unit or ERU at the party’s headquarters in Congo Town on November 7, 2011, reportedly left at least one partisan dead.
“The CDC can no longer look on to see such unwarranted action meted against the citizens, who once stood in queues to cast their ballots that brought this regime to power. We have instructed our legal department to issue a law suit against the entire presidential taskforce to give reason while homes and properties are destroyed without court’s warrant. Besides, Broh and the President should tell us now they are the court that breaks down homes and destroys without any reason. We are also seeking audience with the President on the matter for proper redress,” he said.
Kowo said majority of the citizens currently live below the conventional poverty line, and breaking down their homes and business centers is like sending them to their early graves.
One resident was left unconscious in the Jallah Town community last week behind the University of Liberia Main Campus where several homes and business centers were demolished by the Broh-led taskforce. Edited by Jonathan Browne