UNMIL supports a Waste Recycling Project in Monrovia
Monrovia – A waste recycling project, dubbed Waste to Wealth kicked-off today in Monrovia. Green Cities Inc. is implementing the project with support from the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) Quick Impact Project. The project aims to create income generation for 100 youth from 10 slum communities in Monrovia through recycling 10,000 tons of waste within three months.
“Out of this project, we get a clean environment, which is a better place to live, and a more sustainable environment. We get employment; we get business.” said UNMIL Director of Mission Support (DMS) David Penklis during the project launch at Buzzi Quarter, Monrovia.
The project will be implemented in West Point, Slipway, Doe, Duport Road, Waterside and Buzzi Quarter. Other communities that will benefit are Sonniwein, New Kru Town, Red light and Jacob Town, all in Montserrado County.
The DMS challenged the communities to continually view garbage as materials that can generate income to improve lives.
Project activities will entail sensitization on waste management, training on waste recycling and entrepreneurship, and actual collection of waste and recycled materials.