MCC Police Director Cautions Marketers

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Monrovia City Police (MCP) Director Kenneth R. Harris has cautioned marketers, Yana-Boys Association of Liberia and petty traders in Monrovia and its environs against repeated violation of ‘City Ordinances’ by trading outside designated areas.
Director Harris was reacting to claims by Yana-Boys Association of Liberia that MCP officers constantly seize their goods during the enforcement of City Ordinances. They alleged that some of their goods seized are not often returned to them.
Director Harris spoke to newsmen yesterday in Monrovia and admitted that goods seized by his officers are not returned to their owners, “Because marketers are in the habit of selling in the streets and in the driveways without regard to the rights of others.”
Dr. Harris explained that goods seized are donated to orphanages and prison houses in Monrovia. “We always inform the owners on many occasions before taking the goods away,” he said.
However, Director said “over the last few months, we have observed a high level of cooperation from petty traders, marketers and members of the Yana-Boys Association of Liberia which continues to help us in keeping the city clean.
“We have over 70 percent of street sellers that are cooperative and hope to see more of such in the future.”
He said Monrovia City Police officers will remain vigilant in discharging their duty to protect lives and properties as well as enforce regulations to ensure safety for all.
He said his outfit has a plan to build community relationship with marketers to ensure that there are more effective means of enforcing City Ordinances.
Director Harris then frowned on repeated offenders, who disregard who City Ordinances by congesting in the streets with markets that obstruct vehicles and pedestrians.
He urged marketers to desist from selling in the streets and other places that violate City Ordinances which also impede traffic for both vehicles and pedestrians.

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