Action Plan for the City of Monrovia Launched

Monday, 13th November 2006
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf  with City Mayor Ophelia Hoff Saytumah at the launch of the Action Plan for the City of Monrovia at the City Hall
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf with City Mayor Ophelia Hoff Saytumah at the launch of the Action Plan for the City of Monrovia at the City Hall
Photo Credit: Executive Mansion
Monrovia, Liberia - President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has launched the 2006/2007 Action Plan of the City of Monrovia and The Monrovia Trust Fund, expressing concern over the deliberate violation of zoning regulations for Monrovia.

The President said government will begin enforcing the city zoning regulations in all parts of Monrovia, particularly along the Tubman Boulevard.  Structures which have been illegally erected, the Liberian leader warned will be demolished, to make way for initiatives that would beautify the City.

President Johnson-Sirleaf urged the Monrovia City Corporation to initiate quick impact programs which may require little financial resources to implement. The President stressed the need for labor intensive, public awareness and collaborative initiatives with institutions and communities to educate the citizenry on the need to keep the city clean.

The President called for the enforcement of penalties for violators of city ordinances to help curtail the continuous violation of the city ordinance laws.

The Liberian leader welcomed the launching of the 2006/2007 Action Plan and the Monrovia Trust Fund, and called on residents, business institutions and partners to join hands with the City Corporation for the quick implementation of its sustainable action plan.

The Plan, revealed earlier by Monrovia City Mayor, Ophelia Saytumah, calls for, among other measures, the immediate tackling of the garbage problem by involving communities and international organizations and the relocation of street market stalls to market places and other suitable locations.