Monrovia- Marketers at the Waterside Market, were in a state of disbelief Wednesday Morning when they arrived at their business stalls to find them all gone. The marketers said they were told that the Monrovia City Mayor Mary Broh had instructed workers of the MCC to break down the stalls during the night; so they rushed to the scene as dawn began to appear to find all their stalls gone.
“I’ve been selling here almost two years now, that here I can survive with my children; my children going to school. I take people money; Access Bank, put it in business, now the table is down,” Kumba Joseph lamented to FrontPageAfrica on Wednesday in broken English.
“So Mary Broh killing us really. If she was coming inform us, y’all take your table away, we were coming do it. This one that’s killing because she didn’t tell anybody. We the women we really suffering in this government hands.”
Looking very disturbed the market woman who told FPA that they were not informed about the clearing by the MCC.
“We just met it clean like this she broke all the tables and in fact we did not see our tables,” she said.
Waterside was a chaotic scene during the morning hours of Wednesday as many were seen arguing and venting their frustrations at the MCC boss even though she was not present and stores were seen shut for about four hours during the early hours of the morning.
“I’ve been selling here for five years now, I came to my spot this morning and I did not see my table. Three O’Clock in the night they call us to tell us they finish breaking our table,” said Tenneh Fayiah who was almost speechless as she was quizzed about the action of the MCC boss.
“My market in the warehouse, I can’t put it out here because I have no table, today I will not make any money. And Mary Broh forget to know that we got children to feed. This is Christmas time, where she expect us to get money from if we don’t sell.”
The clearing of these stalls is set to create some level of uneasiness between the MCC and the Liberia Marketing Association.