The Monrovia City Corporation (MCC) has embarked on the first citywide enumeration of households or structures within Monrovia.
The citywide enumeration of household project is implemented by the Monrovia City Corporation (MCC) through a pilot project which is on a contractual agreement with All Terrain Services (ATS), a Liberian based company.
According to the City Mayor Jefferson Tamba Koijee, the project is intended to develop a citywide enumeration system for house locations and waste tracking in the city limit of Monrovia.
Addressing a major conference in Monrovia Friday, Mayor Koijee said the citywide enumeration project will involve the introduction of software that will serve as a pilot to track the general layout of neighborhood and house locations in Monrovia and establish the amount of waste generated in the city per area.
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.
Meanwhile, a release from the MCC also said the project is aimed at helping to create jobs for hundreds of young people in the city limit of Monrovia. Over 370 youths who are residents of Monrovia are currently involved with implementing the project.
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 exercise is targeting the city limit of Monrovia with the numbering process affecting the households in the ten electoral districts of the City.
Currently, the enumeration team is working in five of the ten districts and is expected to target the rest early this week.
Bardnersville, Congo Town, West Point, Clara Town, Lapkpazee, Central Monrovia,Sinkor, New Kru Town, Logan Town, New Georgia are some of those communities targeted.
The enumeration process commenced on Monday, January 14, 2019 and is expected to last for four weeks based on smooth collaboration from community residents.
Monrovia City Mayor Jefferson Tamaba Koijee has pleaded with residents of the City of Monrovia to comply with the enumeration team as they carry out the exercise in the next the four weeks.
According to Mayor Koijee, the enumeration of housing facilities in the city will help citizens easily locate their place of residence. “Today directing a particular home or office in the City of Monrovia is very difficult, it takes time and resources,” Mayor Koijee asserted.
Mayor Koijee narrated further that; when completed, the enumeration exercise will help to save time and money for residents and visitors of the city through the use of special digital software.
He said the exercise will also create a smooth system for the tracking of waste which is cardinal in promoting a clean, green and safe city.TNR