Mayor Koijee Confident MCC Will Surmount Environmental Hurdles

The Monrovia City Corporation (MCC) will explore all avenues available to improve the municipality to attract donors and partners in its drive to ensure a clean and safe environment through the enforcement of the City Ordinances and other regulations, according to Mayor Jefferson Koijee.

He told a news conference that working with local and international stakeholders, the MCC will implement the necessary measures intended to safeguard the environment against climate change and other unfavorable natural occurrences.

Koijee recently joined thousands of participants at a conference held in Marrakech, Morocco, where they brainstormed on ways to protect the environment from natural and man-made disasters such as climate change, drainage hurdles, unrestrained garbage disposal, and construction in wetlands, among other issues.

The Mayor expressed the hope that the future is far better than the past in the context of the MCC overcoming its challenges by working with other stakeholders to transform the municipality of Monrovia.

He urged the support of people in Monrovia to collectively help ‘keep the city clean and green’ in the wake of the government’s World Bank-backed efforts such as the proper management of and disposal of garbage in the city and its environs.

Amongst several international partners, the World Bank Group has a long history of supporting the MCC through the provision of funding and equipment.

In July, the MCC requested Technical Assistance from the Bank to develop the terms and reference and tender documents for the privatization of sanitation services in the municipality of Monrovia, the Liberian capital.

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