By Victor C. Hanson, Jr
The country’s only recycling company, Compost Liberia in collaboration with Action-Aids, has trained several young Liberians to assist in making them professional people.
Speaking at the closing of a five-day Urban Youths Training program held in Monrovia, Compost Liberia’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), James K. Mulbah, said the recycling process will assist in creating jobs for the youths in the country.
Mr. Mulbah added that the young people that were trained during the workshop are potential, and he believes that they can assist in the transformation of the country. He stated further that the workshop was intended to educate them (participants) on how to make natural fertilizer. He also said the first phase of the project is over and in the second phase the same participants would be taught how to do business.
He continued that young people will not only be trained to collecting wastes and making money without accountability but that the youth groups from the five slum communities were trained in five different business plans.
Mr. Mulbah said the Urban Youths will work with the strategy business plan for three years because the recycling process is part of Action-Aids strategy plan for the next five years, and he believes before the three years would have lapsed, they would have been well equipped for the job market.
He conclude that the Urban Youths will assist in reducing solid wastes in the country by attaching economy value to it, and to also create job opportunities for young people. He also said the slum communities include Doe Community, West Point, Slipway and New kru Town.
Also making remark at the program, Action-Aids Governance Advisor, Luckmore Jalisi said, his organization is pleased with the approach, and is always willing to take positive steps in the transformation of the country and then urged the participants to be kind and contribute to the rebuilding process of the country at all times.