Weah Launched National Drive For Clean Cities
-Sets Up Inter-Sectorial Task Force
As Liberian gear up for the 171st Independence Day Celebration, the President HE Dr. George Maneh Weah sets up inter-sectorial Task Force, headed by the Monrovia City Corporation (MCC) and the Paynesville City Corporation (PCC) to Clean up Monrovia, Paynesville and adjacent Cities in the County of Montserrado. The Task Force comprises of the Monrovia City Corporation (MCC) , the Paynesville City Corporation ( PCC), General Services Agency (GSA), Ministry of Health (MOH), Environmental Protection (EPA), Ministry of Finance, and the Ministry of State, amongst others.This initiative provides a short-term job for one thousand young people from various communities in Monrovia and Paynesville. By the instruction of the President, these volunteers will be paid at the end of the month with the possibility of being maintained on the job for months ahead, in order to help keep Monrovia and Paynesville cities clean and also earn money for their livelihood.
The Task Force work will include primary and secondary waste collection and disposal, targeting 178 communities and 52 hotspots in Monrovia and Paynesville and environs; sweeping and brushing grass and bushes in the communities; de-clogging drainages and opening water-ways to facilitate free flow of water, trimming trees and flowers in parks and playgrounds; painting the sidewalks road tracks, and public building such as Markets, schools, and churches in strategic locations. All of these are intended to keep the city and its surrounding clean, safe, and green for the national holiday and beyond.
While this exercise is being launched in Montserrado County, the president urges all city authorities in the counties to work with their people, business communities, concession companies, and community-based sanitation groups to embark on similar initiative of cleaning their cities. All businesses, companies, civil society groups, the religious communities, and youth and students groups are encouraged to cooperate with the County authorities in making this national call and Independence Day celebration a stunning success.
Meanwhile, the Task Force calls on all residents and businesses in their respective communities to join the effort of the National Task Force and clean their cities. ‘Young people should seize this opportunity and demonstrate their commitments to the national campaign of ‘Weah for Clean City’.
The Weah for Clean City National Presidential Task Force mandates all residents and business to clean their homes, business centers, and communities. All building must be painted and neighborhoods cleaned up commencing July 3, 2018. As at the 20th of July, failure of residents and business to carry this mandate herein stated will lead to the imposition of fines consistent with the ordinances of the Cities of Monrovia and Paynesville.
The Task Force continues to admonish residents and by passers to appreciate the importance for clean environment, observe and respect the city ordinance regulations and as such refrain from littering or dropping dirt anywhere; people are encouraged to use the official waste collection sites. Anyone found littering or throwing dirt in the open will be fined the amount of US$5.00 or its equivalent in Liberian dollars.