Unity Party Donates to MCC

The Inquirer
Monrovia, Liberia

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The Perspective
Atlanta, Georgia

Posted July 14, 2004

The Unity Party(UP) has donated some sanitation equipment to the Monrovia City Corporation to be used for the cleaning of the city of Monrovia.

The donation was made few days after mounting public outcry by the MCC through Mayor Ophelia Hoff-Saytumah, that it was finding it hard if not impossible to carry out its responsibility of cleaning the capital city due to the lack of basic working materials.

The Unity Party which earlier this month spearheaded a massive clean-up campaign to help the MCC clean up the city of Monrovia, made the presentation to the MCC on Friday at a program held at the Monrovia City Hall.
Items donated to the MCC included wheelbarrows(9pcs), shovels(30pcs), rakes(15pcs), cutlasses(6pcs), whippers(8pcs), country brooms(85pcs), rain boots(2pairs) and gloves(37 pairs).

Presenting the items to the MCC on behalf of the UP, Mr. Chris Bailey said the consignment was being presented to the MCC to help the corporation in cleaning up the city of Monrovia.

Receiving the items, the Mayor Ophelia Hoff-Saytumah thanked the Unity Party for the donation and said it will go a long way in helping the corporation clean the city of Monrovia.

She said the donation signals the grave concern the party has when it comes to the sanitation of the city of Monrovia. Mayor Saytumah also commended the party for taking up the responsibility of cleaning the city during the time it carried out the clean-up exercise earlier this month.

She said the focus now for the MCC, is to sustain the control of garbage as well as educate the citizens on how to handle garbage in the city.

In a recent related development, Unity Party’s presidential hopeful, Mrs. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf at the head of an array of zealous partisans, launched a major clean-up exercise where major parts of Monrovia stockpiled with heap of garbage were cleared.

The clean-up exercise which began as early as 8a.m. at the party’s headquarter on Broad Street, was carried out around the principal streets of Central Monrovia down to the commercial zone of Water Side, Vai Town up to Mamba Point where trucks and front end loaders were used to clear tons of heap of garbage thus giving the area a sigh of relief.

The “iron Lady” of contemporary Liberian politics who herself was on her feet all day long during the exercise, told reporters that the initiative was healthy as a way of buttressing support to the Monrovia City Corporation and admonished others to emulate the UP by supporting the city corporation.

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