“We want Koijee, we want Koijee” — Monrovia City Mayor arrives to rousing welcome in Red Light

By Alpha G. Gray || Liberia
Liberia We want Koijee, we want Koijee  — Monrovia City Mayor arrives to rousing welcome in Red Light
JUL 30, 2021 LISTEN

Monrovia City Mayor Jefferson T. Koijee has inspected the Red Light Market in the City of Paynesville, Montserrado County.

The Mayor was joined on the tour on Thursday, July 29, 2021 by PCC Deputy Solid Waste Director Dolph Joe, an array of volunteer workers including a number of engineers from the Ministry of Public Works.

Mayor Koijee and entourage commenced the inspection from Red Light Market and drove towards the Wood Camp Community where he inspected ongoing clearing work.

In the Wood Camp Community in Red Light, jubilant market women and men including commercial drivers, conductors, and young people lined the route to celebrate the Mayor and entourage in appreciation of the work done in Red Light. “We want Koijee… We want Koijee; Thank you Koijee, Thank you Koijee,” the elated marketers sang in unison.

Briefly interacting with marketers and residents of Paynesville, Mayor Koijee expressed satisfaction over the level of collaborative efforts of residents and urged marketers and store owners to help accelerate the pace of work by moving to the modern 14th Gorbachev Market in Omega Community.

During the inspection in the Red Light Market, Mayor Koijee was briefed by a young female – Ms. Doris Edward Paih, a block leader in Wood Camp Community, on the level of work done so far in giving Red Light a better facelift and clearing works being implemented under his leadership. She commended Mayor Koijee for his commitment to the implementation of the President’s mandate.

In a brief interaction, marketers assured Mayor Koijee that they will assist him in clearing Red Light Market. Many marketers congregated in throngs and thanked Mayor Koijee for taking time off his busy schedule to assess work being done in Paynesville and its environs.

The inspection of Red Light Market also took the Mayor and entourage to Paynesville City Hall, where a brief administrative conversation was held. The clearing exercise in Red Light when completed will significantly ease traffic congestion and is expected to stimulate economic and enhance social activities.

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