Madam Mary T. Broh, the controversial head of the Special Presidential Taskforce set up to beautify Monrovia City, is to appear before Justice in Chamber, Associate Kabineh M. Ja’neh, at the Supreme Court today.
Since the Taskforce was set up with the mandate to clean Monrovia of the filth associated with dilapidated structures and makeshift market stalls, the exercise has been embroiled in controversies owing to the forceful posture the leadership has reportedly taken.
Last Wednesday the Supreme Court ordered a halt, with immediate effect, to the ongoing demolition exercise led by the Broh Taskforce until a judicial review of its scope of operation can be decided by the court.
The decision to stop Broh’s operation was taken by Justice Presiding in Chambers Ja’neh following a petition for a Writ of Prohibition filed to the High Court by a group under the banner, “Aggrieved Destroyed Properties Owners of Central Monrovia, Bushrod Island, Sinkor, Gardnersville and the New Georgia Community.”
Cllr. Dempster Brown of the Center for the Promotion of Human Rights filed the complaint on behalf of the aggrieved property owners.
Based on the complaint, Justice Ja’neh instructed Madam Broh to stop further demolitions pending the outcome of a conference scheduled for today, Monday, December 7.
The Broh committee was constituted by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in October with a clear mandate to clean up the City of Monrovia from November 15 to December 15, which operation has been met with legal and other challenges.