Monrovia City Mayor Jefferson Koijee on Saturday led an array of top Government officials including Community dwellers for phase two of the Weah for Clean City Campaign.
Mayor Koijee flanked by Gender Minister Willietta Saydee Tarr, officials of the Monrovia City Corporation, Army personnel, marketers amongst others begin the exercise with a parade from the Freeport of Monrovia to the Duala Market and later to the Municipal Borough of New Kru Town at the Commissioner’s compound.
Mayor Jefferson T. Koijee speaking at the launch of phase two of the ” Weah for Clean City”Campaign called for a robust community based approach in tackling garbage.
He said garbage is an enemy to the State and it’s People as such it should be fought holistically.
” The fight against Garbage can only be achieved with the total involvement of everyone” the MCC boss indicated.
According to him, garbage poses serious environmental threat to residents of various communities and at the same time lead to sicknesses to include: Malaria, Lassa fever amongst others, nothing that it has to be addressed mainly by the people and with the support of central government.
The Youthful Mayor told the gathering at the launching ceremony Saturday that in order for Monrovia to be a clean , green and safe City , community dwellers have to embark on self clean up exercises, making reference to what the people of Sonewhein in central Monrovia are currently doing.
Mayor Koijee who himself participated in the disposal of waste during the exercise promised to continuously sensitize residents of Monrovia about promoting a clean, green and safe environment for a healthy living.
He commended potential partners to the Monrovia City Corporation including the World Bank, Office of the First Lady, Business community and others for their immense support to the City government of Monrovia.
Mr. Koijee said MCC remains grateful to its partners and will continue to work with them in the best interest of the State and it’s People.
The exercise continued with the visitation of the historical Edina City in Grand Bassa County.
The visit was part of Monrovia City Corporation Sister’s Cities relationship and to also intensify the Weah for Clean City in other Cities across the Country.
The Monrovia City Corporation as part of its timely intervention to help clean other cities across the Country donated several pieces of hand gloves and surgical face masks to the Leadership of Edina through it’s City Inspector Oldman Benson.
It can be recall that the Monrovia City Corporation recently donated Wheel Barrows, Shovels and other cleaning up equipment to the Leadership of Edina.
Mayor Koijee urgent residents of Edina to
see cleanliness as key to their community.
The MCC team led by their boss also toured several historical sites in Edina including the grave of Liberia’s 12th President Joseph James Cheeseman.
Edina was founded as a colony of the American Colonization Society in 1832.
It was was later given to the United Colonization Societies of New York and Pennsylvania and became part of the Bassa Cove colony.
Edina is the birthplace of former President Joseph J. Cheeseman.
The continuation of the Weah for Clean City Campaign across the country will help greatly in the health and sanitation sector of the Country which has been a big challenge for Liberia over the past years especially with the growing population in almost all of the cities of Liberia including the nation’s capital Monrovia.