Montserrado County Senator, Saah Joseph has called on the Liberian government to grant the residents of Chicken Soup Factory ownership to the Monrovia Industrial Park in Electoral District Number 12.
The House of Representatives, in 2017, passed and submitted to the Liberian Senate for repeal, a bill approved in 1965 declaring the parcel of land hosting Chicken Soup Factory and other adjacent communities as an industrial area.
But speaking recently at the climax of a one day sports event held at the Stephen Tolbert Estate in his honor for joining the residents’ efforts to stop a businessman from claiming ownership to the field, Senator Joseph termed it as a joke for any individual to claim ownership of a land belonging to the community.
The Montserrado County Senator further stressed that he had officially communicated the matter to the National Housing Authority before his travel to the United States, adding that as he is currently back home, his office will invite the Managing Director of the NHA, Madam Cecelia Cuffy Brown to appear before the Liberian Senate to give reasons why the field was given to an individual.
At the same time, Senator Saah Joseph has promised to donate two sets of football jerseys with 25 pairs of boots to the Stephen Tolbert Old Timers Team.
He also vowed to working with the community leadership to collectively help to solve their major challenges.
Meanwhile, Montserrado County Electoral District Number 12 Representative hopeful, Prince Kreplah has lauded Senator Saah Joseph for identifying with the citizens of the district when they called upon him to make their case to national government.
Prior to the Legislature recess, Kreplah embarked upon advocacy to the Senate, including Senator Joseph requesting the government to give the land to the people of Chicken Soup Factory Community.