Indeed the City Mayor of the Monrovia City Corporation (MCC) is doing well in helping the clean the city, which used to be stink and an eye sore in the years following the end of Liberia's protracted civil war.
But there is also suspicions that going beyond the normal cleaning exercise Madam Broh have been overstepping her mandate by indiscriminately breaking private structures, sometimes for the simple reason that owners lack the financial muscles to rebuild their structures, some of which were destroyed during the war.
Of course as the direct representatives of the Liberian people, a large number of senators and representatives were at odds with Madam Broh for such a behavior; especially when Liberia is just emerging from war. It is often said that by indiscriminately breaking houses and structures around Monrovia, the acting city mayor has apart from taking the law into her own hands have been nourishing the hidden agenda of commercializing the spaces.
When the Acting MCC boss was summoned before the joint sessions of the plenary at the capitol building, she defied the order of suspension from her functions. It was President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf's intervention that prompted her to resume functions as acting city mayor, something that left the lawmakers in the cold.
A similar scenario has risen. The members of the National Legislature have found Grace Kpaan of contempt and ordered her detained for 72 hours (three days) at the Montserrado Central Prisons. About a month ago Grace Kpaan, whose tenure as Montserrado Superintendent has been tainted by corruption was ordered restitute and amount of US$50,000 of public money which she converted into her personal use and to present documents to prove that she has done so.
What is a complete disregard of the law is Mary Broh's intervention by preventing the Sergeant-at-Arms of the House Brig/General Martin Johnson from executing the order. Does the intervention means because Mary Broh is considered a passionate loyalist of the President?
We hope that in the execution of the due process of the law there should be no favoritism on the basis of party loyalty. Liberians should learn to accept that the days of who-knows you are over. This is the era of the rule of law and not compromise as in a real democracy, nobody is above the law. Not even the President!