MCC Conducts Special Christmas Cleanup Exercise

The Monrovia City Corporation (MCC) has embarked, in addition to ongoing work for the celebrations of Liberia’s Bicentennial, a special Christmas cleanup exercise as part of efforts to ensure that the City Government’s commitment to keep Monrovia clean, green and safe remain sustainably effective in spite of the abounding challenges.
Mayor Jefferson Koijee told newsmen on eve of Christmas, the start of the exercise that special emphasis would be placed on waste hotspots across the City particularly Center Street, opposite the infamous Pennoh Building, Mandingo Graveyard area on the Old Road, Bushrod Island and other areas of concern.

He said the exercise is a normal cleanup routine taking place on the morning of Christmas to demonstrate the city Government’s unwavering commitment to its statutory responsibility so that residents of Monrovia and those in proximity to the City can commute in a health environment during the festive season.
Mayor Koijee lauded the citizens in the employ of the MCC who made the patriotic decision to sacrifice their Christmas celebration to render their services to city under difficult circumstances.
According to him, there would be rigorous cleanup exercise with the limited resources available to maintain a healthy environment for Monrovians.

Also speaking, the Director of Central Region of the Solid Waste Management Department at the City Government, Hafiz A. V. Sannor stated that the MCC is not used to giving excuses due to challenges in limited or spoiled equipment, lack of fuel to carry out the work ascribed to it but the City Corporation is deploying its available resources to live up to its obligations.
“We had challenges that led to these places being overwhelmed but we have come to address it for the good of all,” Director Sannor indicated.

For his part, the Director General of Solid Waste for Solid Waste, Frederick Cole said there is a need for Liberians to take charge of the cleaning of their environment because the wastes that have overtaken these targeted areas were not brought there by the Mayor of Monrovia but residents themselves.
He promised that five skip buckets would be placed especially at the Center Street disposal point to ensure proper control of waste disposal and collection to avoid spillover.
He reechoed the City Government’s commitment to maintain a clean environment across Monrovia.

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