Omega marketeers issue threat to return to redlight again
Marketeers at the Omega Market in Paynesville have threatened to return to Red Light if the Liberia National Police fail to remove vendors who are refusing to leave the area.
This is the second time the marketeers have issued the threat against the government’s decision to relocate them to Omega, the marketing ground designated by the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Administration to relocate marketeers from Red Light.
Since the Weah Administration took the giant decision to relocate thousands of marketeers to this area from Red Light, other street sellers have remained adamant to adhere to the order and decision, something those who left for Omega consider to be unfair on their part.
The sellers, the majority of them women, have complained that they are finding it difficult when it comes to marketing activities at the Omega market, therefore they are calling on President George Weah to ensure that petty traders in Red Light are finally removed.
“President Weah, if you don’t want your efforts to go in vain, please remove the sellers in Red Light.” The group spokesperson said.
According to them, the presence of sellers in Red Light is making it difficult for customers to go to the Omega market to buy from them, thereby slowing down their businesses.
“The people in Red Light are not better than us. But for us, we decided to obey your mandate to come to Omega.”
“We are giving you an ultimatum, if you cannot remove the sellers in Red Light, we will return to Red Light to join them.”