6 February 2013

Liberia: CDC Rep Goes Gutter - Dares Mayor Broh

Congress for Democratic Change or CDC Montserrado County Representative Solomon George has descended into the gutters, warning to physically drag acting Monrovia City Mayor Mary Broh in public if she attempts to demolish any makeshift structure within his electoral district.

He said, he will order his constituents to drag her in public latrines and make sure she baths in human excretes. George, who once threatened to use African science on a journalist here, represents Electoral District #7, in West Point. He was elected on the CDC 2011 ticket.

Rep. George, who is said to have made these comments at a town hall meeting in the US alleged, Madam Broh and her team from the Monrovia City Corporation were planning to demolish makeshift structures alongside the main streets leading into West Point Township, a highly populated shanty community.

The news of this alleged demolition comes weeks after the controversial acting City Mayor demolishes series of structures in Sinkor and along the Robertsfield Highway.

The "Hon" CDC lawmaker threatened to beat and feed the acting mayor with feces as a means of telling the controversial lady, who many considered as the second powerful personality in the country, that the people of West Point are prepared to face her, come what may.

Speaking to reporters on the grounds of the Capitol on Tuesday, Rep. George pointed out that Liberians are tired with the "don't care attitude" of Madam Broh under the disguise of cleaning the city.

He said residents of West Point will strongly resist any attempt by the Government of Liberia to "disrespectfully" relocate them from the township. The CDC lawmaker told reporters that most of the residents have resided in the township for decades, and as such, they (residents) will not accept any relocation that will be done in a "disrespectful" manner.

He pointed out that majority of the residents rely on commercial fishing to survive, stating that government must adequately discuss its alleged demolition plan with his constituents.

"If this government wants to move us from this place, they must tell us how we will move and where. We want the government to also know that 80% of us here depend on fishing. So if they are moving us from this place, they must take us to a land where we will have access to water," he stressed.

Meanwhile, Rep. George has called on residents of West Point to stand firm in resisting any attempt to have their homes and business centers demolished.

He disclosed that plans are underway by the residents to present a position statement to the 53rd Legislature and the Office of the President, respectively, regarding the alleged relocation exercise. When the New Dawn contacted acting Mayor Broh Tuesday via her mobile phone number: (088647485...) it rang endlessly without a response.

It can be recall that Madam Broh and her team, assisted by a bulldozer over the weekend demolished several structures on "110 Street" in Clara Town, Bushrod Island, and several homes within the 24th Street Sinkor area recently.

"110 street" is a haven for harden criminals, seasoned prostitutes and ghetto goers. During the demolition exercise, some of the community dwellers booed Madam Broh and her team for tearing down the most notorious street in the densely populated area on the Bushrod Island.

Also during the hosting of the High Level Panel Conference last week in Monrovia, Mayor Broh took to the streets with massive destruction of properties in the name of cleaning the city for the HLP conference.

"We want to make this city the greenest and cleanest city in West Africa," she said in a recent press conference.

But Nernee and other residents of the over a dozen demolished homes and businesses on 24th Street, about 10 blocks from the Grand Royal Hotel, said the government has destroyed their homes and made their lives more difficult.

"It is not easy to find a place to rent in this city. This has made plenty people homeless. Our stuff was in the house when they demolished the buildings," she lamented.

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