What has become a bad face for Liberia to the outside world is sourly turning the country into “Hold your noise and pass” as in every corner of Monrovia, especially Gurley Street that has adopted the name “pupu camp.”
A businesswoman only identified as Mrs. Cooper, said they had cried to the government through the Monrovia City Corporation to come to their aid, but no one has come from the City Major office to listen to their concerns. She said since the human feces started running into the streets as a result burst sewage, their businesses have lost customers.
“I don’t know what kind of country we are in so my brother; the drainage spoiled since last month (February) and government cars pass here every day, but yet, nobody is coming to our aid. See my shop, for whole week nobody will come and ask for something because of this stench,” Mrs. Cooper lamented.
A phone seller, Johnson Sieh, also told this paper that peddlers in the streets are getting sick every day so government should intervene immediately to avert a health catastrophe in Monrovia. Johnson specifically appealed to Montserrado County Superintendent to do something so that they can continue with their businesses.
The street peddlers quoted a German national, who refused to be identified, as disclosing, “I and my boss lady went to get some items from the boutique but to get there we have to pass through this dirty pupu water you seeing it yourself.”