-Want MCC’s Intervention; Mayor Koijee Assures
Approximately 100 employees of the Liberia Services Corporation Incorporated (LSCI), a city parking company operating in Monrovia staged a peaceful protest at the Monrovia City Corporation Hall (MCC), demanding the resignation of its CEO (Chief Executive Officer) Kwaku Addy.
“We don’t want Addy, we want MCC,” the protesters shouted before the entrance of the MCC building in the early morning hours of Tuesday.”
The angry LSCI’s workers also accused CEO Addy of wrongful dismissal, salary delay, and violations of their labor rights, charges which have not been independently verified by this media network.
“We have come to present this petition to you, Honorable Mayor Koijee, for your prompt intervention because we have long discussed issues affecting us with the LSCI’s Management but, unfortunately, Mr. Addy has refused to honor our request,” one of the spokesmen of the protesters, Landry W. Bedell, reading the petition on behalf of his aggrieved colleagues, said to Monrovia’s Lord Mayor.
Responding to the protesters, Monrovia’s Lord Mayor, Jefferson Koijee thanked the annoyed LSCI’s employees for peacefully and responsibly presenting their plight to the MCC. Mayor Koijee also promised that the MCC would swiftly intervene into the matter.
In line with the vision of the government’s pro-poor agenda, Mayor Koijee told the protesters that: “The MCC will intervene in this matter and will ensure that your plights are addressed in a timely fashion because this government represents the interest of the poor people.”
The exuberant Monrovia Lord Mayor also announced that the MCC would shortly review existing municipal contracts that run contrary to the interest of the people, announcing, “We’ll review all contracts that the MCC has because we intend to cancel those contracts that are not in the interest of the people. For everything that we do here must reflect the interest of the people hence, let me thank you for coming.”
Efforts to get to the (CEO) or management of LISC proved fruitless, as the head, Kwaku Addy couldn’t be reached. But our investigation continues.