The City government of Monrovia under the leadership of Mayor, Jefferson Tamba Koijee will in the coming weeks begin the production and distribution of locally made face-mask to inhabitants of the City of Monrovia.
The endeavor is part of the City government’s contribution to the government of Liberia campaign to minimize the spread of the deadly Coronavirus across the country.
According to Mayor Koijee , the City government will produce and distribute about 1.2 million face-masks made from local fabrics for the population in Monrovia and its environs.
“We are concluding discussions with the Liberia National Tailors Union for the production of locally made face-masks in order to safeguard our people from contracting the virus” Mayor Koijee said.
He wants residents of Monrovia to begin to wear locally made masks in the public settings as other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain especially in areas of significant community based- transmission.
Recently health authorities, cautioned the population to use locally made face-masks and allow health practitioners use the surgical masks as a means of preventing scarcity as Liberia Covid-19 cases rise gradually.
Mayor Koijee has been leading a team of private sector partners into communities to create awareness on the coronavirus, disinfect and clean markets in Monrovia and surroundings.
The City government is working with the Liberia Waste Management Association to fumigate and rid markets of garbage as the State of Emergency continues for the second week.
“It is time for all of us to come together, be it ruling establishment, opposition and private sector for the sake of Liberia and prevent this monster disease called Coronavirus” Mayor Koijee told partners over the weekend.