Liberia: 12 Persons Arrested By Paynesville City Corporation For Illegal Waste Disposal


Monrovia – The  security team of the Paynesville City Corporation has  arrested 12 residents of the Paynesville City who were caught illegally throwing waste in the city, in violation of the City Ordinance Law, the City Mayor  of Paynesville Pam Belcher Taylor has disclosed.

Addressing a news conference Tuesday Mayor Taylor termed the action by  residents  as unacceptable and warned others to desist immediately or face the full weight of the law.

She told reporters that their latest action is, among other things, intended to further clean the city and make it very green and to as well serve as a deterrent to would be violators.

According to her, the beautification of the City of Paynesville is the collective responsibility of all residents as such she encouraged them to help in the process of making the city clean and green.

Those arrested who are behind bars awaiting to be forwarded to court.

Madam Taylor stated that their security team will continue to remain proactive in order to bring to book would be perpetrators, thereby putting the current fine of a violator at US$100.000.

She also cautioned those who normally light fire and throw it in the garbage to also desist from unhygienic attitude.

At the same time, she warned those who are normally seen using the children park in Paynesville City as a photo studio to also desist from such practice.

“The park is for our children and they should benefit from it to the fullest,” she re-echoed.

Over the years proper waste disposal has been a challenge to the City Council but with the intervention of the Mayor and her team to help address the situation to some extent, it has been reduced but more still needs to be done.