The World Bank through its CLUS Project has donated four mini tipper trucks and a landfill bulldozer to the Monrovia City Corporation (MCC).
The donation according to the World Bank Liberia Country Manager Khwinma Nthara is intended to enhance the work of the Monrovia City Government specifically its Solid Waste Management department in maintaining a clean, green, and safe city.
Mr. Nthara said the World Bank believes in the ability of Mayor Jefferson T. Koijee and will continue to work with him to ensure that Monrovia is clean.
According to the World Bank Country Manager, these equipment will reduce the challenges the City Government encountered in keeping Monrovia clean, green and safe.
Receiving the vehicles, Monrovia City Mayor Jefferson T. Koijee lauded the World Bank for the donation.
He said the World Bank remains a strong partner to the Weah led administration evidenced by its continuous financial and logistical support to the pro poor agenda.
Mayor Koijee noted that the government will continue to work with the World Bank and others organizations to improve the living conditions of Liberians.
The Solid waste management Department envisions a clean and healthy city of Monrovia where waste generated responsibly are collected, processed and disposed in a sustainable and healthy manner, enhancing the quality of life of the people.
The Department takes lead in ensuring sustainable management of solid waste in the city of Monrovia. It also promotes and safeguards the public health of the city through street cleaning; collection, transfer, processing of garbage; promotion of waste reduction, reuse and recycling of solid waste and safe composting and disposal of solid waste and other substances that causes environmental nuisances and health hazards.
The CLUS project is implemented by the project implementation Unit (PIU) at the Monrovia City Cooperation (MCC). The project endeavors to strengthen the solid waste management sector of Monrovia which is acquiring greater importance within the Government of Liberia’s development agenda. The GOL’S Medium Team Economic Growth and Development Strategy (2013-2017) aim, among others, to increase access to sanitation and reduce disposal of solid waste.
The CLUS project with funding from the Liberia Reconstruction Trust Fund (LRTF) through the World Bank (WB) is designed as an urban development project with solid waste as an entry point.
Mayor Koijee on behalf of the City Government also presented two-modern Renault Van to its Revenue Department to enhance the city revenue Generation.