The Ministry of Internal Affairs along with other partners today launched a ten day intensive youth engagement for improved Community Sanitation and Revitalization campaign.
The project sponsored by the UNDP is targeting five Cities in Montserrado County.
Under the campaign the Borough of New Kru Town is considered as a City while other benefiting Cities includes:Brewerville, Paynesville and Monrovia respectively.
According to Deputy Minister for Research and Development Planning at the Internal Affairs Ministry Olayee Collins, the project is in fulfillment of President Weah’s goals of empowering young people.
Representing President Weah at the launching program Minister Collins encouraged the young people to make maximum use of several opportunities that government has in place for them.
He named skills training, capacity building including scholarship drives as key of the many plans the CDC Government intends to provide for the Country’s dominant population, the young people.
Also speaking at the program was Montserrado County District 16 Representative Dixon Seeboe who called on his people to see the project as an opportunity for them to help themselves.
Representative Seeboe promised to take the lead road along with his constituents to ensure the Borough and the district is clean and green.
As part of the project best five and outstanding Communities as far as the project is concerned will be recognized for their splendid performances during the period as such the district 16 Lawmaker encouraged his people that together they can win because losing is not part of his agenda.
He appeal to the UNDP to extend the program especially in maintaining it to the fullest.
In this regard he assured his people that he will do a proposal to the UNDP to ensure that if accepted garbage cane will be posted in various Communities to help maintained the sanity of their Communities.
About one thousand six hundred young people are expected to participate in the project and they will be seen in the coming days cleaning up their respective communities as the saying goes: A clean environment provides for a healthy nation as water is life and Sanitation is dignity.
The over 240,000usd project will also include training young people on Peace building, human rights engagements, self volunteerism and many others.
The Ministry of Internal Affairs, Gender, Children and Social protection, the Ministry of State for Presidential Affairs as well as some key collaborating partners to include:National Youth Movement for Transparent Election(NAYMOTE) Messenger of Peace (MOP) including the key sponsors UNDP and the United Nations Mission in Liberia are those institutions and organizations respectively behind the success of the project which is thus far a pilot project.