Barely three weeks after the resignation of Acting Monrovia City Mayor Mary T. Broh from the Monrovia City Cooperation or MCC, is garbage gradually taking over the City once more.
Broh resigned following a stand-off with members of the House of Representatives after preventing former Montserrado Superintendent Grace Kpaan from being detain for 72 hours upon the orders of the House over contempt charges. A tour by the New Dawn of principle streets and communities in Monrovia Thursday observed huge piles of uncollected garbage around the city.
This paper saw huge piles of garbage on Broad, Carey, Michelin, Water and Benson Streets that were reminiscent of the pre-Mary Broh era. Waste collectors talked to at garbage sites told this paper that since the resignation of Mayor Broh the garbage trucks have not been arriving on time.
"Let me be real to you my brother, we are now facing real though time in managing dirt around the city these days," the waste collector who pleaded on condition anonymity said.
"Like before," he went on, "when the Mayor was still with us, every blessing day the truck used to come here and take the dirt, but since she resigned, we only see the truck once a week, and as a result of that you will always see huge piles of garbage on the streets or at waste collection sites."
Employees of some garbage collection companies here, Zoom Lion, Libra Sanitation and Sanitors among others during the tour confirmed the slow pace in cleaning the city in recent time but also attributed same to lack of incentives.
They also told our reporters MCC employees who used to be seen sweeping the streets while they did the collections are no longer helping the process in some areas. Dirt from private residents, according to the employees are now being dump on the streets instead of being collected by private waste collector.
Broh in her recent resignation stated: "I am pleased to present my compliments and by this communication highlight to you the progress and key achievements realized by me since my incumbency as Acting Mayor of the Monrovia City Corporation (MCC) from June 10, 2009 to February 22, 2013, the date of my indefinite suspension by you.
A remarkable accomplishment has been improvements in the internal revenue generation of the MCC from US$.5M in 2009 to US$1.2M in 2012 through the injection of better internal controls.
Furthermore Madam President, through enhanced coordination with the donor community, the MCC again under my leadership has benefited from the following support."