The Monrovia City Corporation (MCC) on Tuesday, 16 October conducted a day – long intensive training for newly recruited parking attendants for the corporation’s city parking Management Team on 1st Street, Sinkor, suburb of Monrovia.
42 persons participated in the exercise to help regulate proper parking of vehicles to avoid huge traffic congestion here.The MCC says out of 50 persons interviewed recently, 42 were selected to form part of the City Parking Management Team that will steer the affairs of the city parking management team.
The 42 persons who are to be recruited will join the current team of 50 previously recruited to regulate the proper parking of vehicles in Sinkor.According to the MCC, the initiative is part of the Monrovia City Corporation’s youth empowerment and employment program under the leadership of Mayor Jefferson T. Koijee.
MCC adds that since the ascendency of its new Mayor Koijee, he has placed the issue of youth empowerment key on the corporation’s agenda, evidenced by the proliferation of young people employed within the entity.
The city corporation says majority of those selected are students of various universities including the University of Liberia where they were hopeful to be recruited and trained as members of the Monrovia City Corporation Parking Management Team.
At the same time, the MCC through its Youth Affairs Department has the the Monrovia City Corporation Youth Affairs’ second edition of the National University Debate Championship.According to the MCC, the debate brings together 10 Universities and Colleges in Liberia, including the United Methodist University, African Methodist Episcopal University, African Methodist Episcopal Zion University and Blue Crest University College for this year’s edition.
Others are St. Clement University, Adventist University, Williams VS Tubman University and Lincoln College.The Youth Affairs Unit of MCC has a mandate to promote, organize and coordinate youth activities both academically and socially within the city of Monrovia.
As part of its mandate, the Unit creates programs to build the capacity of young people.The debate tournament is being organized to encourage Liberian students develop a positive attitude of learning and their intellectual and academic abilities.
The competition will serve as a platform to select exceptional debaters from participating universities to form part of a team or delegation to represent Liberia in Tanzania at the Transnational Pan African Debate.
It can be recalled that the Monrovia City Corporation through its Youth Affairs Unit organized a successful Inter-Universities pilot project debate competition in March of this year. Four universities participated in the pilot project debate competition.United Methodist University won with Stella Maris Polytechnic as second winner.
By Lewis S. Teh–Edited by Winston W. Parley