To strengthen the Monrovia City Corporation (MCC’s) operation in the fight against the novel coronavirus, the World Bank through its Clus project Friday, 12 June donated several protective materials to the city corporation.
The project administered by the World Bank with funding from the Liberia Reconstruction Trust Fund (LRTF) is aimed at providing improved access to solid waste management (SWM). The materials donated to the MCC for the fight against COVID-19 pandemic include rain gears, nose masks, shovels and helmets, among others.
Speaking at the donation ceremony on UN Drive Clus Project Coordinator Tolbert Kerkulah says: “We have come to support the MCC. We want to ensure our workers are protected with tools and equipment.” Mr. Kerkulah says they are very supportive of the work being done by Monrovia Mayor Jefferson Koijee, urging the need to continue to ensure that the virus is defeated out of the country.
For his part, Mayor Koijee thanks the World Bank for the farsightedness and timely donation to the work of the MCC during this COVID-19 pandemic. Koijee reminds Liberians and foreign residents that the fight against the virus is not yet over and as such, they should continue to follow all preventive measures.
“Let’s continue this fight and we know our people are cooperating and they must take ownership of the fight against the virus. You community members need to get involved by following all prescribed measures. The fight is not yet over,” Mayor Koijee says.
The materials donated on Friday were distributed among the SMEs and CBOs to aid them in effectively performing their duties during this COVID-19 pandemic. The mayor commends members of the Community Based Enterprises (CBEs) and SMEs and calls on them to effectively use the materials in protecting themselves.
By Lewis S. Teh—Edited by Winston W. Parley