Monrovia City Mayor Clara Doe Mvogo on Friday, September 12 honored 45 University of Liberia students who volunteered to clean the city in preparation for the 167th Independence Day celebration in July.
During the special program held in their honor at the Chevron Monrovia Central Park, Mayor Mvogo thanked the students for “demonstrating a sense of patriotism through voluntarism”. She said “It is unprecedented to see university students voluntarily rendering free service to a national cause, and I urged you to continue doing so”.
The Mayor noted that the Monrovia City Corporation has constructed 3 Ebola information and sanitation kiosks with the support of the President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and the Ebola Task Force. The kiosks are located on McDonald Street, Rally Time Market and the Vai Town at the junction between the two bridges
The Mayor said an additional 4 kioks are under construction; “when completed, they will also be placed in other communities around Monrovia”.
Four of the university volunteers were hired to manage the kiosks. They usually go out into the community where the kiosks are located with megaphones informing the public of the symptoms of Ebola, preventative methods and how to report suspected cases and dead bodies in their respective locations. Each kiosk has free chlorinated soap water for public use and for residents to take home.
Speaking on behalf of the honorees, representative of the student leadership of the University of Liberia thanked Mayor Mvogo for the special recognition given them, and further noted that it was a special day in their lives. He indicated that they felt invigorated by the recognition and promised to avail themselves whenever they were called upon.
The program was also attended by members of the University of Liberia Administration including Professor Dao AnsuSonii, Sr., Dr. S. MomoluGataweh and Julius S. Nelson, amongst others. Reports NyepanJlateh/MCC PR.