-Montgomery’s Family Asserts
By R Joyclyn Wea
The Montgomery’s family has expressed frustration in the rule of law due to alleged persistent delay on the part of the civil law court to render judgement in their case since 2009.
Erica Davies, spokesperson of the Montgomery’s family
The property which is hosting the ‘More Than Me’ an international non-governmental organization which is involved with girls education program on Ashmun Street, is being contested by both government and the Montgomery’s family.
The property, according to information, was given to MTM through a memorandum of understanding entered into by the government of Liberia in person of some past and present officials of government including GSA boss Mary Broh and Grace Kpaan who was then Superintendent of Montserrado County
Speaking to this paper in Monrovia, the spokesperson of the family, Erica Davies-Cole said prolong delay of the civil law court to rule into the matter has caused serious setback for the family and even making situation worse.
She explained that this has caused the family spending all the little resources without any fate of justice being served in their favour.
The property was given to the Government of Liberia for use during ex-Liberian Samuel K. Doe regime and consequently to the civil war when the family fled out of the country to seek refuge in the U.S.
A communication from the Liberia Land Authority indicated that the government has no document to prove their claim of ownership to the disputed property.
“I’m frustrated in everything, my lawyer, the justice system and everything. It is so frustrating that since 2009 the court cannot hand down verdict into the matter as we continue to spend all of our resources,” Davies-Cole narrated.
“We don’t have money and we are fighting people that have all the power and resources and because of that we are being marginalized in the hold process,” she added.
It is also alleged that Vice-President Jewel Howard-Taylor is a shareholder in “More Than Me” something which some people believed would make it even difficult for the Montgomery’s family to get their legitimate property back.