Residents of Buzzy Quarters in Montserrado County Electoral District #8, in Monrovia have become the latest beneficiaries of two latrines.
The facilities were funded by one of Liberia’s popular comedians, Ishmael Sheriff, alias ‘Tamba the Mayonnaise.’
At the dedicatory ceremony over the weekend, Mr. Sheriff called on residents of the community to manage the latrines well in order to serve the interest of the community.
He disclosed that the Buzzy Quarter project increased to nine the total number of latrines completed in Montserrado County.
Mr. Sheriff is also the executive officer and general manger of “My Own Business Incorporated.”
He told them to use the latrines for the proper disposal of human waste to improve their lives, despite other challenges facing the community.
“I saw that it was very necessary to carry on these projects because I know you and other communities are really in need of them,” he said.
Mr. Sheriff said the project will buttress government’s efforts to ensure a healthy society as well as clean drainages in the communities.
It may be recalled that Mr. Sheriff dedicated a palaver hut in the Rock Spring Valley Community and presented materials, including wheelbarrows, rain boots and shovels before the start of the rainy season.
Community Chairman Quowou Sumo commended Mr. Sheriff for the latrines and described the projects as meaningful and would ease the community’s anxiety during the rainy season.
Mr. Sumo described him as a true son of the soil and a humanitarian, noting that his vision to improve the lives of many will not be forgotten.
Buzzy Quarters’ Governor Lawou Peters said he was not surprised at Mr. Sheriff’s gesture and lauded his sense of humanity and patriotism.
“We will always pray for you, because you have brought pride to our community and you will always remember us,” he noted.