(Monrovia, Liberia): In observance of our country’s 174th Independence Day celebration, the City Government of Monrovia is pleased to announce to the residents of Monrovia and the general public, a two week massive clean-up campaign. The campaign will begin from July 2 and ends July 15.
The campaign will begin today, July 2, 2021, at the Monrovia City Hall and extends to other parts within the three regions (Southern, Central and Northern) of Monrovia and its environs as contained in the Integrated Work Plan. It will bring together local leaders including community, township and borough heads and youth.
Meanwhile, the clean-up campaign will target among other major market grounds, principal streets and roadsides, drainages, public latrines, public schools, and solid waste management facilities.
As part of ensuring a result-focused outcome, the Mayor of the City of Monrovia has constituted the July 26, 2021 Clean-up Campaign Committee. The below staffs are charge with the authority to steer the affairs of the clean-up campaign with immediate effect. They are:
1. Mr. Edwin P. Tisdell …………… General Coordinator
2. Mrs. Maakai Moore-Juwle ……… Assistant General Coordinator
3. Fayiah Yonda …………………… Secretary
4. Ivor S. Moore …………………… Principal Field Manager
5. Kelvin Sebwe …………………… Assistant Filed Manager
6. All DGs, Departmental and Sectional Heads
7. All Consultants and Project Heads
8. The Public
The committee will work with all existing structures of the solid waste management department and units within the City Government of Monrovia and other partners in order to assist with the effective implementation of our ongoing solid waste management effort in keeping Monrovia clean, green and safe, especially during this period our collective fight against the deadly COVID-19 pandemic.
The committee will carry out the following major clean-up activities within the city:
• Disposal and removal of backlog waste
• Brushing and mowing of grass
• Demolition of makeshifts
• Clearing of on-street auto repair activities
• Clearing of abandoned vehicle(s)
• Trimming of flowers and trees
• Removal of dilapidated billboards and directional signs
• Side walk painting and washing
Against this backdrop, the Monrovia City Government has warned all residents of Monrovia and the public to adhere to all existing health protocols instituted by the Ministry of Health and the National Public Health Institute of Liberia in an effort to curb the coronavirus pandemic.
Addressing a press conference held at the Monrovia City Hall on Friday, July 2, 2021, Mayor Koijee strongly emphasized that the City Government will closely collaborate with the Liberia National Police to enforce the health regulations to curtail further spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
He added that the City Government of Monrovia in collaboration with the LNP will ensure every home and business place have buckets to allow visitors and buyers to wash their hands before entry. He also encouraged residents of Monrovia and the public to continuously wear their masks and obey the social distancing guidelines to protect themselves, their families, and the city from the global unseen enemy.
Mayor Koijee strongly warned that any individual and business owner failing to abide by the health guidelines will be arrested and fined the sum total of LD$1,000.00 and US$1,500.00 respectively.
For his part, Col. Patrick Sudue, Inspector General of the Liberia National Police, lamented that police officers will be rigorous in enforcing the fight against COVID-19 and fully work with the Monrovia City Government to ensure that every regulation instituted by the Ministry of Health and the National Public Health Institute of Liberia to curtail the spread of the virus be implemented to the fullest. He strongly indicated that everyone must wear mask or risk arrest, noting that “no one is above the law, not even police officer who will be doing the arrest”.