LIBERIA: Western Cluster Limited Initiates Clean-up Campaign In Bomi — Calls On Citizens to Own the Process
Western Cluster Limited over the weekend collaborated with Bomi County City Council in observance of first Saturday cleaning up campaign.
Although not legislated, when Mary T. Broh served Monrovia as the Mayor of the City, few years ago, she declared that citizens of Liberia observe each first Saturday of a month as the day to clean their environment.
It is in this direction that the Western Cluster Limited seeing the need to give a facelift to the City of Bomi County, the place they are operating, collaborated with the City Council with a massive clean-up campaign on Saturday, June 3, 2023.
Citizens were seen in hard gears with their working tools along the side of the roads, market places and in the communities brushing and picking plastic wastes.
Speaking to reporters when he launched the campaign, Western Cluster Limited head, Chetan Savant said the mining company saw the need to work with the people of the county in keeping the area clean for all its inhabitants.
Savant spoke of the need for citizens to properly dispose their garbage and as well limit the use of plastic.
He highlighted that plastic waste is dangerous to the human and aquatic lives.
According to him, when plastic waste is not properly managed, it poses serious threat to the survivability of humans, animals, and aquatic dwellers.
“Plastic is harmful for human beings, plastic is harmful for animals, plastic is harmful for ocean life,” he said.
According to him, the huge dumping of plastic in waterways is damaging ocean life.
One thing he promised the County was Western Cluster Limited will keep collaborating with the county in keeping their environment clean.
Bomi County City Mayor, Varney Keh who was seen with excitement said, “I am happy. When it comes to clean-up, this is their first time to join us. They have been joining us in many other initiatives.”
He said the collaboration took him by surprise because when he visited Western Cluster Limited for a proposed football tournament, he had an encounter with Savant at which time he was told that he was told of the Saturday’s cleanup campaign.
He said Savant told him, “I understand that first Saturday is a major cleaning up campaign day and I will join you. I said yes, and shock his hand.
The Bomi County City Mayor said he feels proud that the company jointed them in giving their city a facelift.
“Western Cluster Limited is a good partner to us. You see how the citizens are in a jubilant mood?” he asked a rhetorical question.
He said it was the first of its kind for company to have join the city in a major clean-up campaign, an initiative he said he is grateful to the company for.
Like Savant, Sup. Keh called on citizens to ensure their garbage are managed well.
He said the US$75,000(Seventy five united States dollars) provided by Western Cluster will be used to get Kia Motor and tricycle to aid the Bomi City government manage their waste.
“The collaboration with the city government is a serious boost to the city government,” he said with a big laughter across his face.
Pointing his hand at one of the City’s government workers who was carrying garbage in a wheelbarrow, the mayor said with the money provided by Western Cluster Limited, they as a city government will soon graduate from the manual method of conveying their waste.
Abrahm Green, a citizen of the county who was seated in a wheelchair said, “It is a very good thing seen people taking initiative.”
When he was asked for his own contribution, Mr. Green said, “My contribution is to start from my home.”
He said he will help educate his children and citizens on the proper disposal of garbage.
Siah T. Johnson encouraged the city government to provide garbage ben in public places for the proper disposal of garbage in the city.
Bea Mountain Employee Dies in Accident
-Management gives off to Employees and sympathizes with family
An employee of the Bea Mountain Mining Company, Abdulai Kamara of the Transport Department has been pronounced dead after his entombment in an accident.
A memo released on Saturday from the institution states that the late Kamara was involved in a motor accident at the Kinjor Pit.
“Whilst investigations are underway, management has already notified the relevant authorities of the incident. Meanwhile, in solidarity and recognizing how this incident may have affected workers who are directly linked to Mr. Kamara and the site, the Management asked all persons working at the Kinjor Pit to take a day off” the institution said.
Also, a team representing the Management has visited, and is in contact with, the deceased family.
The management said, “We pledged our fullest support to the family during this difficult time.” The company is engaged with family and loved ones as it is organizing a memorial in honor of their late colleague.
“We sincerely ask all our employees to remain calm, supportive, and in prayer during this situation” the memo of solidarity said.