10 July 2013

Liberia: Mary Broh Returns to Monrovia City Hall

The President of Liberia, Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has reappointed former Madam Mary Broh as acting Monrovia City Mayor pending confirmation by the 53rd Legislature. According to a communication from the offices of the President of Liberia the decision to reappoint Mary T. Broh is due to the filthiness of the city since the resignation of the Mayor.

The Acting Mayor when she first served as the city there were lots of complains around town regarding her behavior toward citizens by beating and breaking down of their proprieties (structure).

One of the victims was a staffer of Senator Ballout who was slapped by the major which led to her summons, but did not bow down to the Liberian Senate request.

The big question is whether the Liberian Senate will confirm the mayor with all the problems that have existed between her and the 53rd National legislature.

Madam Broh who resigned the job due to pressure from some people in the circle of government because of preventing former Montserrado County Superintendent Grace Kpaan from going to jail is bouncing back to take on giving the city a face lift once again.

Few months after her resignation some citizens residing in Monrovia and its environs have complained of the presence of heavy stock pile of garbage in the city and its surroundings which sparked serious concerns.

The plenary of the Liberia Senate received the communication and forwarded same to the relevant committee for appropriate action.

It can be recalled that immediately after Madam Broh's first appointment Liberty Party sued the Government of Liberia on grounds that the government's action to appoint her was in contradiction to the Constitution, but the Supreme Court ruled that the President has the constitution right to appoint.

Madam Broh resigned her postition as acting Monrovia City Mayor few months ago after her involvement in the "Grace Kpaan Vs National Legislature saga".

The departure of Madam Broh did not go down well with President Sirleaf as evident by appointing the hard working but, controversial Broh as head of the Omega Tower Project.

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