PCC, ULAA Launch Urban Solid Waste Management Project In Paynesville
Paynesville City Corporation in Collaboration with the United Liberians Association in America (ULAA) has launched an urban solid waste management project aimed at cleaning drainages in Paynesville.
Speaking at the launch of the project in Red- Light over the weekend, the president of ULAA, Shiwoh Kamara said members of the institution has embarked on a journey that will make meaningful impact on the growth and development of the Country; an action he said will not go unnoticed in the society.
According to him, the decision of the entity was reached during the 46th anniversary celebration. He added that the framework will focus on Education, Health and technology.
Kamara has revealed that ULAA is doing everything to avoid unilateral decision on the selection of projects to be implemented in the country.
Speaking further, Kamara said a second phase of the project will run for 12 months and will include the purchasing of five tricycles for waste collection.
He pointed out that ULAA will provide compensation for riders of the tricycles; as well as fuel.
The ULAA president used the occasion to call on Liberians at home and abroad to get engaged with the project by supporting it to the fullest; an act he observed will help in making Liberia better.
He pledged the institution’s commitment to working with the PCC in cleaning the drainages.
He admonished Liberians to engage in cleaning their communities; noting the government of Liberia cannot do it all; while calling on residents to stop putting dirt in the water ways; something he said is the reason for the many floods in the various communities.
Also speaking, the communications director of the PCC, Jeremiah Diggen lauded ULAA for the collaboration, terming it as timely.
Diggen pointed out that maintaining a proper solid waste management system is a challenge for municipal authorities in the country.
Meanwhile, Diggen has stressed the need for community dwellers to protect their surroundings by doing away with unlawful acts that have the propensity to cause erosion and flood in the communities.
He expressed optimism that communities selected to form part of the project will ensure that the environment is clean at all times.
The PCC Communications’ Director also cautioned Liberians to desist from sending disadvantaged youths to dispose their waste; something he said is causing more harm to the city.
Diggen said the project commences from central Red-Light to the Japanese freeway.
By: Emmanuel Toe