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MCC seeks citizens’ full participation

-for cleaner environment

By: Emmanuel wise Jipoh 

The Monrovia City Corporation (MCC) through Faith INC Milton Community Initiative (FIMCI) seeks citizens’ full participation in its efforts to achieve a cleaner environment.

Speaking during a day-long Volunteer Cleaning up exercise and parade in Monrovia on Friday, December 9, Chief Executive Officer, Rev. Princes K. Dinsea, called on citizens to take ownership of ensuring that Liberia is always clean and green.

He said keeping the capital clean is a task that should not be left with the government alone, but a collective effort from citizens themselves, who bear the effects of pollution, which poses risk to their health.

Rev. Dinsea reiterated that failure of service delivery to people and communities coupled with lack of sustainable outcomes are direct results of non-participation of citizens.

He said despite frantic efforts by the Government of Liberia, the full participation of every resident of Liberia is pivotal in making the country’s city clean and green at all times.

He continued that the one-day awareness campaign was part of efforts by the Monrovia City Corporation (MCC) to encourage community participation and foster good relationships between government and communities about Environmental Sanitation and Community Cleanliness.

Rev. Dinsea stressed that unsanitary conditions of some communities in Monrovia are of great concern and require great awakening, adding that the essence of the exercise is to assess the state of environmental sanitation across communities with respect to waste management, street cleaning, tertiary drainage maintenance, and community beautification.

“When sanitation conditions are poor, diseases and other health-related problems will be prevalent”, he explained.

According to him, it has been established by experts that the state of health of a particular location can be linked to the state of the environment of the said location, as they are intertwined.

Monrovia City Mayor Jefferson Koijee, who graced the daylong exercise, reaffirmed government’s determination through the MCC to create a clean and green Monrovia and make it a livable city. 

While responding to questions about the implications of a dirty city environment, Mayor Koijee said the MCC has done much to keep the city clean, noting that cleanliness is next to godliness, urging the people of Monrovia to join hands and keep the capital clean and healthy.


The New Dawn is Liberia’s Truly Independent Newspaper Published by Searchlight Communications Inc. Established on November 16, 2009, with its first hard copy publication on January 22, 2010. The office is located on UN Drive in Monrovia Liberia. The New Dawn is bilingual (both English & French).
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