Joe Bar Residents Launch Clean-Up Campaign to Reduce Garbage – Latest Liberian News

PAYNESVILLE – In an effort to keep their environment clean, several residents of Block D, Joe Bar Community in Paynesville over the weekend, conducted a day-long clean-up exercise. Giving the overview of the exercise, the chairlady of the community, Winifred D. Zoe said they decided to undertake the initiative due to the over-filthiness of the community.

Madam Zoe thanked the Paynesville City Corporation for their assistance to the community during the first phase of the exercise, adding that the community has decided to make the clean-up campaign a continued process.

“When we first started, this whole road was completely closed with garbage. The major was able to give us three trucks and other equipment. We started a few years back, and since then we have made it our business to keep clearing our environment. As you are aware the rainy season is already here and completing this excise has given us a nice environment,” Chairlady Zoe said.

The exercise brought together several community dwellers, among them a legislative aspirant of Montserrado County District Four, Atty. Michael Thomas.

During the clean-up campaign, Kool FM’s microphone caught up with some community leaders, beginning with the chair lady Winifred Zoe and followed by Elder Ron B. Campbell who hailed Atty. Thomas for what he called his immense contribution to the community.

Also making remarks, Atty Thomas lauded the residents for the initiative and called on other communities to emulate the good example of Block D, Joe Bar, Paynesville. He said the national Government cannot do all.

Thomas acknowledged the many challenges the PCC is faced with and vowed to always support any initiative that will be in the best interest of the District and its people.

The Chief Executive Officer of the Thomas Alliances for Change also presented several pieces of solar lights as his initial contribution to lighting up parts of the community.

“One thing that I admire is the slogan that goes with the exercise which says a clean community gives a healthy life. This tells you that you can’t do it all, and can’t be everywhere at the same time,” he said Atty. Thomas said.

“The Paynesville City Corporation is overwhelmed, and can’t be in every community to carry on these kinds of activities. So, if the community comes out to do this, it is laudable.” he added.

By: Emmanuel Toe

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