Since the traders were driven away from Red Light Market on July 11, 2021, by the Liberian Government, frantic efforts have been made by diverse groups to keep the area clean hygienic wise with PCC Volunteers playing a leading role.
According to Lincoln S. Mixon, a man who claimed to be the head of the volunteer group stated that he and his group feel very honored to give a befitting facelift to Red Light.
Mixon further asserted that, even though his group isn’t taking pay, the volunteers will continue to render service to clean up Red Light, adding ” We will do all we can to uphold Mayor Koijee and the President’s mandate which is making sure that Red Light is perfectly clean.”
Speaking on Monday, August 23, 2021 to Dakpanah 24 in Red Light, Mixon used the occasion to plead with the Mayor of Paynesville City Corporation (PCC), Mayor Koijee and other humanitarians to assist his group with materials such rakes, hoes, shovels, brooms, wheelbarrows, gloves and boots to enable them ably perform their duty.
At the same time, Laurena Princess Zoway, one of PCC Volunteers, expressed delight in helping to make Red Light sparkling clean, because in her words, she feels very elated to see myself doing something for her country.
” I feel very much delighted when I see myself doing something for my city and Liberia. This is our country, so we shouldn’t expect people from a different country to clean it for us.”
Nonetheless, Zoway urged the traders who are still insisting to make business at Red Light to please relocate to Omega to avoid their commodities being destroyed by law enforcement officer.
” I’m encouraging sellers who don’t want to leave Red Light, to please see reason and go to Omega to avoid their goods being damaged by law enforcement officer.”
For his part, Peter S. Massaquoi, one of the enthusiastic PCC Volunteers, said that he finds pleasure in keeping Red Light clean simply because it is the gateway to the city of Monrovia.
“To admit,” Massaquoi emphasized, ” it won’t be correct if Red Light is filthy up because it is the face of Monrovia; it is the gateway to the city.”