MCC Receives Preliminary Enumeration Report
-Targeting Four Electoral Districts
All-Terrain Services Incorporated, a local company contracted by the Monrovia City Government to conduct an enumeration exercise in Monrovia and its surrounding areas has completed phase one of the project targeting four (4) electoral districts.
Presenting an initial report to the Monrovia City Corporation through its Mayor Jefferson T. Koijee, ATS Operation Manager Edwin Massaley said the company was able to collect data from Thirty Six Thousand (36,000) structures (homes) with in four of the targeted ten Districts.
The four districts completed include 7, 8, 9, 10 and they are expected to start with the rest of the six districts in the coming weeks.
Mr. Massaley said, during the collection of data from the four districts, they also embarked on a systematic classification of properties within the city limit of Monrovia including private homes, Schools, Public buildings, businesses, market places, hospitals amongst others.
Receiving the initial report on behalf of the City Government of Monrovia, Mayor Jefferson T.Koijee lauded the All-Terrain Services Incorporated for the exceptional job done which according to him will drive the MCC’s agenda of transforming Monrovia to a smart city.
Mayor Koijeesaid the project is developinga citywide enumeration system for household location and waste tracking in the city limit of Monrovia.
The citywide enumeration project according to Mayor Koijee, will involve the introduction of software that will serve as a pilot, to track the general layout of neighborhoods and house locations in Monrovia and establish the amount of waste generated in the city per area.
The Lord Mayor noted that other areas of concentration under the ongoing project will include the capacity of the existing infrastructure, its ability to the waste collection needs in each area of the city and the revenue generation potential for household services that the City Government can provide.
Mayor Kojee further said,“the project hashelped to create jobs over ThreeHundred young people who are residents of Monrovia”.
The enumeration process commenced on Monday, January 14, 2019 and is expected to end in late March 2019.
Mayor Jefferson TambaKoijee has pleadedwith residents of the City of Monrovia to comply with the enumeration team as the exercise seeks to benefit every inhabitant of the city.
According to Mayor Koijee, the enumeration of housing facilities in the city will help citizens easily locate their place of residence. “Today directing a particular home or office in the City of Monrovia is very difficult, it takes time and resources” Mayor Koijee asserted.
Mayor Koijee narrated further that; when completed, the enumeration exercise will help to save time and money for residents and visitors of the city through the use of special digital software.
He said the exercise will also create a smooth system for the tracking of waste which is cardinal in promoting a Clean, Green and safe city.
Several Community Based Enterprises (CBEs) operating within Monrovia have unanimouslyendorsed the ongoing enumeration exercise. These Community Based Enterprises are working withthe City Governmentof Monrovia in the collection of primary waste.
They are basically engaging with the collection of waste from households to the disposal sites and with the prospective household tracking, there is a huge potential for a systemic waste management in the city.
As the City Government embarks on a new approach of revolutionizing waste collection in the City through this system, the CBEs have pledged to continuously work with the MCC in promoting a clean, green and safe city.