MCC Visits Whein Town Residents
-Distributes Mosquito Nets
The City Government of Monrovia on Thursday, June 27, 2019 distributed more than one thousand five hundred (1500) Mosquito Nets to residents of Whein Community in Paynesville.
Whein Town is a community which hosts MCC’s Landfill site where garbage taken from streets and communities within the city limit of Monrovia are finally disposed.
The distribution of the nets mainly targeted women and babys’ mothers who are mostly affected by malaria as a result of mosquito bites. Monrovia City Mayor Jefferson T. Koijee speaking during the distribution said, the health of residents of Whien Town remains a paramount concern to the City Government of Monrovia and the expressed the commitment of the MCC to promoting a clean , safe and healthy environment for the people of Whein Town through the provision of basic safety materials .
According to Mayor Koijee, the Monrovia City Government was also working with the World Bank to avoid and prevent water pollution by providing safe drinking water to the community residents as part MCC’s corporate social responsibility.
He cautioned the community inhabitants to always help prevent the landfill site from being gutted by fire, noting that burning garbage has a negative implication on the environment and as such, it should be discouraged by everyone.
As part of the distribution of Mosquito nets, the Lord Mayor also distributed food items including twenty five bags of 50kg rice to the women and babys’ mothers on behalf of President George M. Weah.
He told residents of Whein Town that the President appreciates their continuous support to the Pro Poor Agenda for Prosperity, noting that the government will continue to develop and implement programs to positively impact the lives of every Liberian.
Major Koijee also told residents of Whein Town to submit to his office the list of ten (10) persons who are expected to go through professional police training at the Police Training Academy and will be gainfully employed with the City Government through its Police Department; the recruitment and training is part of the Monrovia City Police reform process, he said.
For his part, the community chairman, Moses F. Gibson applauded Mayor Koijee for the unexpected distribution of food and non-food items, adding that it was the first of its kind since the construction of the Landfill site for a Mayor of Monrovia to prioritize the health of the community residents by distributing mosquito nets.