The Monrovia City Corporation (MCC) has received preliminary enumeration report from the All-Terrain Service Incorporated, targeting four electoral districts in Montserrado County.
In a news conference at the Monrovia City Hall on 18 February, All-Terrain Services Incorporated Operational Manager Mr. Edwin Massaley says his company is contracted by the Monrovia City Government to conduct an enumeration exercise in Monrovia and its surrounding areas.He announces that his company has completed phase one of the project targeting four electoral districts.
Presenting an initial report to Monrovia City Mayor Jefferson T. Koijee, Mr. Massaley says his company is able to collect data from 36,000 homes within four of the targeted ten districts.Districts 7, 8, 9 and 10 are completed and the company is expected to start with the rest of the six districts in the coming weeks.
Mr. Massaley says during the collection of data from the four districts, they also embarked on a systematic classification of properties within the city limit of Monrovia including private homes, schools, public buildings, businesses, marketplaces and hospitals, among others.
Receiving the initial report, Mayor Koijee lauded All-Terrain Services Incorporated for the exceptional job done.According to Mr. Koijee, the work will drive the MCC’s agenda of transforming Monrovia to a smart city.
Koijee says the project is developing a citywide enumeration system for household location and waste tracking in the city limit of Monrovia.
He continues that the citywide enumeration project will involve the introduction of software that will serve as a pilot to track the general layout of neighborhoods and house locations in Monrovia and establish the amount of waste generated in the city per area.
Koijee discloses that the other areas of concentration under the ongoing project will include the capacity of the existing infrastructure, its ability to the waste collection needs in each area of the city and the revenue generation potential for household services that the city government can provide.The enumeration process began on Monday, 14 January and is expected to end in late March 2019.
Mayor Koijee has pleaded with residents of the City of Monrovia to comply with the enumeration team as the exercise seeks to benefit every inhabitant of the city.
According to Mayor Koijee, the enumeration of housing facilities in the city will help citizens easily locate their places of residence.
“Today, directing a particular home or office in the City of Monrovia is very difficult, it takes time and resources,” Mayor Koijee asserts.
By Lewis S. Teh –Edited by Winston W. Parley