World Bank And EU Reaffirm Commitment To MCC
-LAUD MAYOR KOIJEE FOR TRANSFORMATION AT MCC SINCE HIS ASCENDANCY
The Monrovia City Government has dedicated fourteen (14) modern hand-pumps to the people of Chessemanburg Township in Bomi County .
The hand-pumps were constructed by the City Government of Monrovia with support from the World Bank and the European Union ( EU).The construction is part of the MCC’s corporate social responsibilities to residents of Chessemanburg , Bomi County as the MCC draw closer to having a new landfill site and the subsequent closure of the Whein Town landfill.
The City Government of Monrovia on Feb 19,2016 completed the payment of Two Hundred Thousand United States Dollars for the purchase of 100 acres of land to be used for the construction of a new Landfill in Cheesemanburg.
The amounts were disbursed as final payment to four family heads or land owners in the township of Cheesemanburg .
The current Landfill site is located in Whien Town , Paynesville . The landfill site is expected to be relocated to Bomi County in the period of two years .
The hand-pumps were dedicated and turned over to communities in Cheesemanburg by the Mayor of Monrovia Jefferson T. Koijee with World Bank Country Manger Larisa Leshchenko and EU Representative as well as community leaders and dwellers of Cheesemanburgin full attendance .
Speaking during the dedication ceremony, Monrovia City Mayor Jefferson T. Koijee cautioned community dwellers to take full charge of the hand-pump’s management .
Mayor Koijee said the safety and health condition sof residents of Cheesemanburg remain a paramount concern to the MCC and its partners.
He noted that that the Cheesemanburg landfill site project encourages the full participation of residents of communities within the Township which is gear towards enhancing a smooth partnership .
The Monrovia City Mayor further explained that the MCC along with its partners will ensure that regular environmental studies are done to uphold safety standard and cautioned against the reselling or encroaching on the premises of the project .
World Bank Country Manager Larisa Leshchenko and European Union Representative reaffirmed the World Bank and EU continuous support to the Monrovia City Government under the leadership of Mayor Jefferson T. Koijee.
Both Leshchenko and EU Representative lauded Mayor Koijee for the level of work done at the MCC since his ascendency.
They encouraged Mayor Koijee to continue to forge ahead with his agenda to transform Monrovia .
Residents of the community assured the full protection of the new landfill site , noting that the people of Cheesemanburg would serve as watchdogs for the project .
They thanked the MCC for taking the project to the community .