Monrovia Solid Waste Management Project
GPRBA's $3.3 million subsidy is supplementing the Liberia Reconstruction Trust Fund's $ 6 million to the ongoing Cheesemanburg Landfill and Urban Sanitation (CLUS) project in Monrovia, Liberia.
This additional financing is recognized as a critical intervention to enhance the resilience of the residents of Monrovia to the adverse effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Improved solid waste management can also create skilled and unskilled jobs in the areas of waste collection/processing and recycling, and has the potential to achieve increased levels of social cohesion through engagement and behavior change.
By working toward improved quality waste-related services, a local economy has a greater chance of thriving and enhancing public spaces to be enjoyed by all.
Such public services must be a part of a community’s efforts to protect public health and the environment, as outlined in UN Sustainable Development Goal 11.
The grant agreement was signed on July 19, 2020.