Acting City Mayor Mary Broh's closure of several entertainment centers Tuesday in the Airfield community has come under serious criticism from residents in the area, particularly owners of those businesses affected, who accused the mayor of partiality.
According to them, the mayor had announced earlier that she was closing all entertainment centers in the Airfield area after some residents complained of the playing of loud music and promotion of prostitution.
But proprietors of entertainment centers affected said Mayor Broh executed the exercise with partially by shutting down some and leaving others untouched. Those entertainment centers affected by the mayor's alleged partial closure include the famous Samoa Bar, Old Folks, Satellite, SLY and 24 Hours, among others.
They noted that in the same community, Mayor Broh did not close down Shark's Entertainment Center, Zela Entertainment Center, Joker's Entertainment, De Valley, Anthony Shop and KTC, amongst others.
Speaking angrily to the New Dawn the aggrieved proprietors of business centers affected insisted that the action should have been applied without favoritism as those entities that were ignored, operate within the same belt.
The operator of the Satellite Entertainment Center David Dukuly, accused employees of the Monrovia City Corporation of damaging his chairs and tables, wasting his food that was being sold at the place, adding "You know this is a restaurant and boutique in the day, and I sell drinks in the night."
Dukuly noted that employees of the MCC are the ones that bring tears to Liberians because they misused mandate given them by the Mayor. "They over act and go extra miles and do things that the mayor is not even aware of; look at how they damaged my things; the mayor never told them to break my chairs and tables or waste my food. I heard her! She only said close the place; that was all."
Responding to the claims, Acting Mayor Broh maintained she did not violate the rights of anyone by her action, but failed to comment specifically on the allegation of partiality. She added that all entertainment centers closed are welcomed to seek recourse through the city court if they any qualm.