-As City Police Arrest Several Individuals For Illegally Disposing Dirt
Monrovia City Police have arrested four persons for illegally disposing dirt in the streets.
According to the MCC’s release, illegal disposal of garbage violates city ordinance # 1 section 10 which speaks against littering.
Johnson Flomo age 29, Amie Kamara age 31, Doris Suware age 37 and Iken Achembing age 32 were arrested early Monday morning and have been detained at the Monrovia City Police cell. They are residents of Benson, Clay streets and Saye town respectively.
The release said they have been fined US$50.00 each to be paid into the city government’s revenue.
The release further said failure on the part of the alleged violators to pay this amount, the city government will have no other alternative but to take them to the Monrovia City Court for Prosecution.
This according to authority of the corporation will serve as deterrent to would be violators.
“The Monrovia City Corporation is not taking this issue of illegal and indiscriminate waste disposal by residents lightly and has deployed city police officers at every skip bucket location in Monrovia to track those individuals who are in the constant habit of illegally disposing dirt,” the release said.
This action followed barely 24-hours of instruction by Mayor Jefferson T. Koijee ordering the deployment of city police officers at waste collection points in Monrovia to minimize illegal garbage disposal.