The World Lebanese Cultural Union (WLCU) has donated 500 rain gears to the Monrovia City Corporation (MCC) as part of its support to the “Weah for Clean City” initiative.
Ezzat Eid, president of the WLCU, said items donated are intended for MCC’s casual workers and Monrovia City Police during the rainy season.
Mr. Eid, accompanied by other members of the Lebanese community in Liberia, noted that the absence of proper equipment, including rain gears, makes it challenging to maintain the cleanliness of the city during the rainy season.
He said the WLCU will remain supportive of every initiative undertaken by the Weah-led administration once it is in the interest of the country and its people.
Mr. Eid however hailed President George Manneh Weah for appointing a young mayor, who he said understands the plight of his people and is prepared to work.
“This donation was to be made to your predecessor, but arrangement for it was never scheduled. However, we are very excited to present these things to our own new mayor,” he clarified.
He further disclosed that the entire Lebanese Community in Liberia will do all it can to support the work of Mayor Koijee and his team at the MCC.
Ezzat Eid, a well-known Lebanese businessman, is the owner of many businesses in Monrovia. One of these is the Royal Grand Hotel in Sinkor.
Eid also pledged to donate 25 wheelbarrows and hundreds of shovels to the MCC. “We are prepared to provide more whenever we are called upon,” he said.
He promised to join the cleaning team, along with members of the Lebanese Community, to ensure a clean environment in support of the “Weah for Clean, Green and Safe “city initiative.
Mayor Jefferson T. Koijee lauded the World Lebanese Cultural Union, represented by Ezzat Eid, for its farsightedness in support of the government’s pro-poor agenda.
Mayor Koijee said President Weah remains committed to work with everyone, to move Liberia forward.
He added that cleaning Monrovia is everyone’s responsibility. As such, the “Weah for Clean, Green and Safe City” project should be emphasized.
Meanwhile, over 400 young people recruited by the MCC, in collaboration with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), have started a ten-day clean-up exercise across Monrovia, with a main focus on slum communities.
The program is aimed at giving Monrovia a face-lift, to promote a healthy environment for every citizen.
The small-scale youth engagement for Improved Community Sanitation and Revitalization (ICSR) program is also intended to provide job opportunities for young people. In Liberia most young people are poor, uneducated, and lack the required skills needed to seek employment.