Monrovia To Establish Sisterly Relationship With Washington DC
-Says Mayor Jefferson T. Koijee
Monrovia City Mayor Jefferson T. Koijee, has disclosed plans initiated by him for the establishment of a sisterly relationship between the city of Monrovia and Washington, DC the Capitol city of the United States of America.
Addressing a News Conference on Tuesday at the Monrovia City Hall, Mayor Koijee said the Washington, DC is unique among American cities because it was established by the Constitution of the United States to serve as the nation’s capital. Founded on July 16, 1790,
He said he initiated the discussion with the city council of Washington, DC during his visit in America adding that Monrovia, is named in honored of the fifth U.S. president, James Monroe, who served
in the White House from 1817 to 1825 and was a supporter of the ACS.May 17, 2016.
According to him, Liberia was established in 1822 by the American Colonization Society (ACS) as a settlement for freed American slaves stressing that America and Liberia one in common.
He indicated the city councils of both cities are currently discussing the legal and technical modality fir the for the establishment of a sisterly relationship between the cities and expressed the hope that it shortly be finalize.
In Another development, Mayor Koijee has dispelled allegation linking him to Chucky Taylor, the jailed son of former Liberian leader Charles Taylor.
In recent days, there has been allegation made by the former chairman of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission) TRC) Counsellor Jerome Verdier alleging that Koijee was assigned to Chuky Taylor.
“I have no relationship with any warring factions lest to mention participating in one,” Koijee said.
Mayor Koijee added: “During the civil unrest, I was just a kid who knew nothing about killing a chicken lest to say human being.”
He continues: “At no point in time do I have any relationship with Chucky Taylor; he does not even know me.”
He used the occasion to call on Counsellor Jerome Verdier to prove his allegation or he Mayor Koijee will take legal action against him as he has inform his legal team to begin the legal modality