City Cleaners To Launch New Campaign
-“I Pledge To Keep My City Clean Campaign” Saturday
As part of ongoing engagements intended to transform Monrovia into one of Africa’s cleanest cities, CITY Cleaners Inc, a Liberian-owned sanitation and waste management organization, is expected to launch a new campaign slated for Saturday, December 1, 2018, named “I PLEDGE TO KEEP MY CITY CLEAN CAMPAIGN.”
The campaign will mark the beginning of month-long concerted educational and awareness creation activities intended to transform attitudes and behaviors towards achieving a clean environment in Montserrado County and its 17-districts respectively. Since it is a known fact that the hurdles of waste control across Liberia, particularly Montserrado County, remain a national emergency issue, we are therefore of the opinion that the effort to ensure an unhygienic and garbage free society can only be sustained through a rigorous and intensive national awareness exercise so as to adopt new behavioral patterns for garbage disposal.
The “I PLEDGE CAMPAIGN” is also a national volunteer endeavor seeking to heighten awareness on the need for garbage free society, and to ensure that citizens and state-actors re-commit their time, energy and resources, by taking practical actions towards securing ZERO WASTE COMMUNITIES.
The goal of the campaign is to further galvanize and rally a group of volunteer Liberians, mostly policymakers, community leaders, marketers, youth leaders, motorcyclists, petty-traders and urban dwellers respectively, to obligate themselves by pledging to keep their respective environment, communities and residence free of unhygienic activities through concrete efforts.
Additionally, lawmakers representing the 17-Electoral Districts of Montserrado County as well as community leaders and state-actors will be encouraged to take a pledge that will translate sustainable efforts intended to address the potential national security threat, as it has been considered.
Monrovia City Mayor, Jefferson Koijee, is expected to be launched the “I PLEDGE TO KEEP MY CITY CLEAN CAMPAIGN,” while Representative Richard Koon of District #11, and Deputy Minister For Urban Affairs at the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Paulita CC. Wieh, will serve as co-launchers respectively. Dr. Kimmie L. Weeks, Executive Director of Youth Action International (YAI) will deliver the keynote address.
The public is also encouraged to join the Saturday campaign. The campaign will begin with a parade commencing at 9am from the entrance of the University of Liberia on Capitol Hills, to the Sports Commission on Broad Street, where an official program will be held.