Over 500 aggrieved Omega Marketers early Monday morning stormed the City of Paynesville with a protest action, demanding market space from the national government.
This is coming weeks after the government of Liberia relocated all marketers from the famous Red Light Market in Paynesville to the Omega Market.
Addressing reporters on Spoon TV when the aggrieved marketers were heard chanting the slogan, “We want sell; we don’t trouble”, their spokesperson Amos Oscar Bility narrated that they were forced to leave from their first location and come on the main road to sell due to what he calls an unconducive selling environment.
Bility further said all marketers expressed shock when their market tables were reportedly destroyed by authorities on grounds that they were mandated to move into the Omega Market to sell and not the main streets.
The aggrieved marketers also argued that it is impossible for them to move into the main building to do business due to the current deplorable condition of the area, stressing that a yellow machine is still working to recondition the market.
The marketers vowed to leave the main streets if the government of Liberia provides them the space at the Omega Market that will accumulate all of them to sell.
Meanwhile, the marketers are appealing to President George Weah to give them another time to look for their daily bread; adding that they use their market to also send their kids to school.
According to them, the Coalition for Democratic Change led-government was massively voted in to bring relief to its citizens and not to impose hardship on them.