Mary Broh to Appear in Court Today

first_imgMadam Mary T. Broh, the controversial head of the Special Presidential Taskforce set up to beautify Monrovia City, is to appear before Justice in Chamber, Associate Kabineh M. Ja’neh, at the Supreme Court today.Since the Taskforce was set up with the mandate to clean Monrovia of the filth associated with dilapidated structures and makeshift market stalls, the exercise has been embroiled in controversies owing to the forceful posture the leadership has reportedly taken. Last Wednesday the Supreme Court ordered a halt, with immediate effect, to the ongoing demolition exercise led by the Broh Taskforce until a judicial review of its scope of operation can be decided by the court.The decision to stop Broh’s operation was taken by Justice Presiding in Chambers Ja’neh following a petition for a Writ of Prohibition filed to the High Court by a group under the banner, “Aggrieved Destroyed Properties Owners of Central Monrovia, Bushrod Island, Sinkor, Gardnersville and the New Georgia Community.”Cllr. Dempster Brown of the Center for the Promotion of Human Rights filed the complaint on behalf of the aggrieved property owners.Based on the complaint, Justice Ja’neh instructed Madam Broh to stop further demolitions pending the outcome of a conference scheduled for today, Monday, December 7.The Broh committee was constituted by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in October with a clear mandate to clean up the City of Monrovia from November 15 to December 15, which operation has been met with legal and other challenges.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

UEFA president joins Manchester United star Juan Mata’s Common Goal project

first_img1 UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has joined Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata’s Common Goal project by pledging one per cent of his salary to charity.Mata launched the idea in August, having been inspired to use his fame and wealth to help the under-privileged during a charity visit to India this summer.The Common Goal fund is run by the Berlin-based organisation streetfootballworld, which invests in more than 120 football-based charities in 80 countries.Ceferin said: “I firmly believe that football has the power to change the world and I was inspired by Juan Mata to join the Common Goal movement.“It’s great to see a player leading this movement because footballers have benefited greatly from football and this way they can give something back.“I call upon everyone in the football family – players, coaches, clubs and leagues – to show they care about social responsibility and donate to causes that they believe in.”Mata added: “I deeply thank Aleksander for the trust he puts in Common Goal and I can only applaud his gesture and agree with his strong conviction that football can help shape a better world.“He is the first football leader to join our cause and I truly hope that many will follow his example.” UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin last_img read more