LIBERIA: MCC Employees bid Farewell to Outgoing Mayor Koijee
It was an emotional and tearful moment when hundreds of the employees of the Monrovia City Corporation (MCC) gathered at the outside facility of the Monrovia City Hall to bid farewell to City Mayor Jefferson Tamba Koijee on Friday, January 19, 2024.
During a farewell ceremony on Friday January 19, 2024, staffers from the MCC expressed gratitude to the outgoing Mayor Koijee for his impactful leadership since his ascendancy to the post following his appointment by former President George Manneh Weah and confirmed by the Liberian Senate.
The workforce thoughtfully appreciated Mayor Koijee for retaining all employees at the institution for six years in contrast to a projected witch-hunt by his critics following his appointment by former President Weah.
“Prior to your ascendency as mayor of Monrovia, we were contractors and could not get the full benefit of our services but you changed our story by maintaining and subsequently employing us,” the MCC workers explained.
Irrespective of diverse political backgrounds, Mayor Koijee maintained all staffs and increased take home pay for deserving workers.
“Your stewardship as our boss remains an indelible imprint and will be remembered for generations to come, “they said.
Speaking at the occasion, the outgoing Mayor Koijee extolled workers from MCC for the cordial relationship during his tenure as Mayor of Monrovia.
He said the Coalition for Democratic Change(CDC) is prepared to stand tall more than ever before against any forms of harassment and intimidation on the ordinary citizens by new administration.
He disclosed that the CDC will jealously support any policy initiated by the Unity Party Administration in the interest of the citizens, noting that anything contrary to the well-being of citizens will be resisted by the CDC.
“Anything that means well for this country, we will support it. But what we will not support is very clear; if you come here and think that you have an opportunity and that opportunity is a death sentence, we want to say you are sadly mistaken,” Mayor Koijee asserted.
He thanked the former President for affording him the opportunity to serve as mayor in his government.