Monrovia City Corporation (MCC) Mayor Jefferson T. Koijee says the MCC will embark on a rescue mission to taken along 16 cargo trucks to help clean the city of Paynesville, outside Monrovia.The MCC told reporters Wednesday, 10 October that it received a call from President George Manneh Weah to move into Paynesville as part of its efforts to help clean the garbage that has engulfed the city.
Mayor Koijee notes that the garbage situation in Paynesville is alarming.According to Mayor Koijee, the MCC’s intervention in Paynesville is not being made to suggest that Monrovia is clean, but simply because the situation in Paynesville is alarming.
He says he was confronted by President Weah to make some intervention and find solution to the problem, adding that the sense of solidarity has grabbed their conscience to move into Paynesville.“The PPC (Paynesville City Corporation) is struggling. They don’t have the kind of equipment that are needed to clean the city, this [is] why we want to send this call to all our partners and citizens across the world as a call to duty to help clean our city,” Koijee says.
According to him, one of the measures being put into place since assuming the position was to sensitize the citizenry to work together for the improvement of the country.The MCC Boss furthers that the cleanliness of the city must not be restricted to MCC and PCC only, but every patriotic Liberian must be involved.
Koijee urges Liberians to refrain from shifting blame on the Mayor for the problems in the city, saying you cannot call yourself a Liberian citizen and you go about dumping dirt in the streets.He warns that MCC taskforce will continue it’s arrest against people that will be caught wasting dirt in the street.
“The Mayor of Paynesville is just a person, and she has done well and we should not be quick to condemn our policy maker but rather we should be supportive of their work,” he says.According to Koijee, Liberians’ focus should not be calling for the resignation of public officials President Weah has explicit confidence in all of his lieutenants that have been appointed.
Koijee argues that President Weah knows and understands his appointees, noting that he was not gambling to appoint anyone.Mayor Koijee said the case involving the Mayor of Paynesville matters to the country, and people should stop politicizing it.
By Lewis S. Teh–Edited by Winston W. Parley