The City Council of Kakata, Margibi County has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with a local wastes and garbage disposal company, NC Sanitors, to manage the huge wastes in the city, the Acting City Mayor, Eddie Zubah Murphy, has said.
The City of Kakata, according to Mayor Murphy, lacks the capacity to dispose of the huge garbage deposits; therefore it has to sign an MOU with a garbage disposal entity to give the city facelift.
“As a result of the mountains of garbage in the city, the Kakata City Corporation was compelled to get a local waste management company to help with the waste collection so that Kakata remains an all-time clean city.
Mayor Murphy made disclosure in an exclusive interview Liberia News Agency correspondent, Richard Baysah, in Kakata recently.
The MOU, according to Mayor Murphy, stipulates that NC Sanitors will collect garbage from every street corner as well as residential areas in Kakata.
He said a minimum toll fee of L$200 will be charged monthly per house to help with the exercise, while at the same time, the City Corporation is being charged with the responsibility to ensure that the process is adhered to in keeping with the MOU.
At present, Kakata City has a population of nearly 75,000, and produces about six to seven tons of waste per day— something he said the City Corporation could not cope with, thereby signing an MOU with the NC Sanitors of Monrovia.
The one pickup truck owned by the City Corporation is so dilapidated that it causes them so much money to maintain.
Meanwhile Kakata City Corporation has purchased four acres of land outside the city limits to be used as a waste disposal site.
The local office of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Mayor Murphy said, was involved with process leading to the selection of the site for garbage disposal.
In another development, the Margibi Chapter of the Liberian National Cross Society (LNRCS) has trained about 200 general community health volunteers in the four health districts of Margibi County.
The volunteers are trained to provide communication and psychosocial counseling for the ongoing measles vaccine campaign, which runs from May 8-14, 2015 across the country for children under five years old.
Mr. Kollie Sengbe, head of the psychosocial Counselor and Volunteer Communication Officer of the LNRCS Margibi Chapter made the disclosure.
The trainees, he said, are to work with the county health team to create more awareness in every town and village in the county about the measles campaign.
They were trained in basic communication skills, psychosocial counseling, effective communication skills, etc.