The First Lady of Liberia, Ms Clar Weah, is expected to grace the First Saturday cleanup exercise this Saturday, 3rd March under the auspices of the Monrovia City Corporation or MCC.
The MCC launches the “Weah for Clean City” campaign this Saturday in Monrovia, according to a press release from the city corporation. The upcoming exercise, code-named: “Weah for Clean City “, will be formally launched at the Rally Time Market on UN Drive, where First Lady Weah will participate in the collection of waste.
Monrovia City Mayor Jefferson T. Koijee told a news conference on Wednesday, 28 February that he and the First Lady will lead a walk through from Broad and Mechlin streets intersection, in Monrovia where senior Managers of the Monrovia City Corporation, solid waste supervisors and community leaders would assemble for a parade through the major streets and hot spots for waste collection in the city, beginning at 7:00 A.M, and subsequently proceed to Rally Time for the official launch.
This is the first major clean-up exercise under Mayor Jefferson T. Koijee, who has expressed his commitment to make Monrovia a clean, green, and safe city. The “Weah for Clean City” campaign is intended to engender new dynamism with respect to the First Saturday cleaning-up exercise and strengthen a broader participation of MCC employees and the public, particularly the local communities in order to promote a hygienic and sanitary environment for the residents of Monrovia and its environs in support of the Government of Liberia’s “Pro Poor Agenda”, he says.
Koijee continues that the March 3rd Operation will be climaxed at the Stockton Creek solid waste Transfer Station on UN Drive, where the First Lady will be acquainted with the process of waste collection and disposal in Monrovia.
By Bridgett Milton-Editing by Jonathan Browne