The Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Public Works, the Monrovia City Cooperation, the Paynesville City Cooperation and the Liberia Marketing Association has demolished the biggest market area in the country.
Redlight market, the biggest marketplaces in Monrovia, has been demolished and merchants who occupied the market have been relocated in the refurbished Omega Market. The demolition, which was carried out by the Paynesville City Corporation (PCC), in collaboration with the Monrovia City Corporation (MCC), started early Monday morning, July 12, 2021.
Prior to the demolition, it was believed that vendors of the market would stop the demolition process, as there were rumors of threats to obstruct the demolition. However, the demolition was smoothly carried out with officers of the Liberia National Police (LNP) posted for eventuality.
The demolition affected many of those selling in makeshift structures up to Parker Paint’s intersection, “Gobacho” Market, Ma Kebbeh Market, as well as the Pipeline Road Market.
According to the Ministry of Public Works, the market was demolished to create avenue for the pavement of the main road, which is in line with President George M. Weah’s vision to connect all major cities with paved roads.