The Mayor of Harper City in Maryland County, southeastern Liberia along with other local government officials in the county embarks on a fund raising campaign to buttress government’s efforts in running the city corporation smoothly.
Mayor Ellen Blessing Howe says the campaign targets a little over US$15,500, money if raised, she says will be used to renovate the Mary- go-Round, the Tubman overhead bridge in Up Cape Community, purchase additional chairs for the city hall, and cater to staff that are not on government payroll, but helping the HCC to implement it functions.
City corporations across Liberia receive allotments from government every fiscal year for operations.Launching the fundraising campaign recently in Harper, Mayor Howe disclosed that she inherited a broke corporation, something that led her administration to downsize few staff.
The mayor explains that upon taking office, she called on communities in Harper to help buttress the efforts of the corporation through fundraiser to keep the city clean for good health.
The Harper City Corporation is raising fund through kids’ performance with gate intakes collected to be placed in the HCC account to cater to employees and settle other financial obligations faced by the entity.
The fundraiser, which started in June, is expected to climax on July 26, Independence Day with a final grand talent show at the Harper City Hall.During the occasion, kids will display their talents both African and European to attract people as a means of generating funds for the corporation.
The Harper City Corporation presently has 45 staff in its employ.
She calls on residents of Harper City, including the entire district as well as Marylanders in Monrovia and the Diaspora to support the fundraiser in making the city a healthy environment for all.
By George Kimbah / Maryland–Editing by Jonathan Browne