The Monrovia City Cooperation or MCC has embarked on giving visibility to various allays in communities in Monrovia and its environs. The ongoing exercise has already affected residents of the Crown Hill and Slipway Communities.
According to some of the affected residents of the Crown hill community, the action of the Monrovia City Corporation was at short notice. According to them, they had just been informed on Monday February 29, 2016 by the MCC team to remove their structures without any time enough to do so.
“We were just sitting this morning at our various business centers within our community here, and to our almost surprise, we saw the MCC team entering in the community with their trucks and yellow machines and became to break our business structures down,” one of the residents only identified as Peterco narrated.
\Peterco further pointed out that as residents and citizens of Liberia, they saw the action to open the various allays as commendable, but hasty. “We the residents of Crown Hill community will not protest against the government for the allay-clearing process, but the thing that will real get us angry and make us as community to take action is when this process only affects our community; that is when the government and MCC will force us to react,” Peterco noted.
According to another resident of the community – Cooper, he was not at his shop when the MCC team entered and collected all of his use tyres, along with those given to him for repair. “I’m calling on the government and the authority of the MCC to please intervene in my case in making sure that I get my goods back because when some of my customers return for their tyres, they will not believe that the MCC took away their tyres, and it may become problem for me,” Mr. Cooper appealed in tears.
When the MCC team was quizzed about their operations, the Director for City Planning told this paper that they were only executing a mandate in line with the City Ordinance. The Director also indicated that Crown Hill and Slipway were not the only communities targeted for the exercise.
By Ben P. Wesee