The Conex Foundation and the Paynesville City Corporation, on Thursday, October 26, launched a four-week sanitation and awareness project at the E.L.W.A. Junction. Several communities in the Paynesville municipality will benefit from this extensive cleaning project.
The project will focus on city beautification, youth empowerment, climate resilience, flood risk mitigation, and the cleaning up of four major routes, drainages, and the surrounding area. The routes include ELWA Junction to R2 Junction, Redlight (Access Bank) to Double Bridge, ELWA Junction to Parker Paint, and Duport Road to Red Light.
The Conex Foundation provided logistical and personnel support to the City of Paynesville for the successful implementation of a project. For a one-month period, the project team will cut grass, sweep, clean drainages, and collect the accumulated waste along the route listed above.
In a brief launching and turnover program, Ms. Cherifa Abdallah, Executive Director of Conex Foundation, turned over equipment, materials, and PPEs to Mayor Pamela Belcher Taylor for use by the project team. Mayor Taylor informed the group of the challenges faced by the city while thanking Conex for the support. She also stated that 100 unemployed youths would be empowered with short-term employment for the project.
The Conex team in attendance were Mr. Cherif Abdallah, Chairman of the Conex Foundation, and Mr. T. Nelson Williams, II, CEO of the Conex Foundation. Other Conex executives included Ms. Samira Kazouh, Chief of Staff; Mr. Amitabh Prasad, Managing Director-Conex Energy Liberia; and Mr. James Opoku, Chief Projects and Strategy Officer.
The PCC team in attendance included Mrs. Nyemale Gibson, Chief of Staff; Mrs. Hawa Dunbar, Finance Administrator; Mr. Stephen Kiah, Jr., Director of Special Projects; and Mr. Arthur Campbell, Director of Waste Management.
Chairman Cherif Abdallah reaffirmed Conex Foundation’s commitment to Liberia as a responsible corporate citizen.
Since its establishment in 2015, Conex Foundation has implemented medium and large-scale projects in Montserrado, Bomi, Nimba and Margibi Counties.