The Monrovia City Corporation (MCC) is expected to begin the enforcement of executive ordinance number one (1) as of the first of November. Acting Mayor Mary Taryonneh Broh told the media that the ordinance calls for the cleaning of the Monrovia and in this regard, it must be comply with following enough public awareness.
“There has been plenty public awareness and it was time that the ordinance becomes effective; from November 1st to December 15th, every resident in Monrovia must clean his or her surroundings,” Broh noted.
She said the mandate is in compliance with Ordinance Number One, promulgated by the Monrovia City Corporation, dated October 27, 1975, and approved by the President of the Republic of Liberia.
The ordinance governs the public health, sanitation and the general conditions of the City of Monrovia. Section One (1) of the Ordinance states that Garbage shall be disposed of Only at sites designated by the Monrovia City Corporation; the public shall be permitted to dispose of garbage at the designated sites between the hours of 5p.m and 8 a.m.
According to the ordinance, anyone who violates this provision shall be subject to a fine of $100 for each offence.
Section 2 (a) states that no selling of foodstuff on the street, sidewalk or through Government offices within the City shall be permitted. Items affected by this Ordinance include such edible as orange, bananas, corn, cassava, peanuts, sugarcane, avocados(butter pear), coconuts, candy, cigarettes, chick lets, fish and other sea food, etc. Anyone found guilty of violating this provision shall be subject to a fine of not less than $200.00 for each offence.
Section 2 (b) states that the Monrovia City Corporation shall have the sole responsibilities for, and to ensure the proper collection and disposal of garbage within the limits of the City of Monrovia, so as to enhance not only the beautification and orderliness of the City, but also for conductive sanitation and healthy environment, food and water condition for its residents in accordance with Municipal regulation of Public Health and environmental safety Law, “INSPECTION AND SEIZURE OF FOODSTUFFS.”
Accordingly, any Health Inspector of the Monrovia City Corporation may at any time between 6 A. M and 12 P.M enter any shop, store or premises and examine (I) any animal or carcass intended for human food or human use whether for sale or preparation for sale; any item whether solid or liquid, intended for human food or human use or exposed for sale or deposited in any public place for sale or for the purpose of preparation for sale.
Monrovia, which was filthy under various mayors before the appointment of Broh, has had a face-lift since then. There have been garbage collections everywhere in the capitol despite the questionable behavior of the executor, write TKS.
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