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A private group called George Mulbah Spraying Enterprise (GMS) has begun a process leading to the registration of houses and business establishments to benefit from a spraying campaign.

The campaign to spray homes and businesses here comes as Liberia suffers the consequences of dirty and unhealthy environment.

The GMS Enterprise located in Congo Town, adjacent the Congo Town Guest House intends to conduct the campaign to destroy the hideouts of dangerous insects such as bugs, spider, scorpion, cobra, fleas, and ants, among others.

Speaking to reporters Monday, 25 February on the planned spraying campaign in Sinkor, a female agent of GMS Patricia Lewis says the homes and business center owners are required to first register with the organization with the sum of LRD$100.00.

According to Lewis, registered businesses and houses are to sign a special form containing relevant information of the person whose home or business center is to be sprayed.

She notes that they are also required to pay a service fee of LRD$500.00 on the day of the spraying of the registered homes and businesses.

According to Madam Lewis, the GMS seeks the cooperation and support of Liberians in ensuring a clean, safe and healthy environment.

She maintains that the spraying campaign will commence in March this year and it is hoped that the exercise will be taken to rural parts of the country.

During the rule of slim President William R. Tolbert Jr., he introduced and implemented what was then referred to as the ‘National Spraying Week’ under the former Public Utility Authority (PUA) which is now the Ministry of Public Works (MPW).

The campaign under Tolbert’s regime meaningfully helped to reduce insects caused by dirty environment and also promoted good health here.

Meanwhile, an environmentalist Joseph D.Z. Wah has welcomed the move by the GMS Spraying Enterprise.

Mr. Wah believes that this campaign will eliminate dangerous insects from the communities and the country in general, adding that it will also help to create a conducive environment.

The World Health Organization Statistics indicates that one million children under the age of 0-5 died every year from mosquito bites which cause malaria.
By Emmanuel Mondaye
–Edited by Winston W. Parley

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