Monrovia City Corporation Seeks World Bank’s Technical Assistance to Privatize Wastes Collection

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Monrovia – FrontPageAfrica has intercepted a communication under the signature of the Mayor of Monrovia, Jefferson Koijee, to the Country Manager of the World Bank in Liberia, Larisa Leshchenko, seeking Technical Assistance in the area of privatizing sanitation in Monrovia.

Though the MCC’s legal framework provides the City Corporation the right to hire private services to ensure optimum sanitation of the city, the letter to the World Bank squarely admits to the technical inability of the MCC to develop a set of requirements and applicable tender documents.

Mayor Koijee writes, “We are embarking on working with the private sector through a public-private partnership (PPP) to provide these services as a way of increasing our productivity and ensuring optimum sanitation of the city always. As you are aware, our procurement legal framework requires us to hire the services of private sector actors through open tender processes which is why the MCC needs to first develop a set of requirements and applicable tender documents.”

Already a Moroccan company is eyeing a massive waste management contract with the Monrovia City Corporation and has begun lobbying in that regard.

It can be recalled that sometime in May this year, Mayor Koijee was invited by the Moroccan Ozone Environment and Services to Moroccan to give him an impression of their services and equipment and how they could make an impact if given the chance to take up sanitation contract in Monrovia.

Also on the trip with Mayor Koijee were the Administrative Assistant Mahommed M. Bamba Jr, Director General for Internal Operations Cain Prince Andrews and Director of Central Region Solid Waste Department Fredrick Cole.

Upon their return, the Monrovia City Corporation (MCC) issued a press release expressing strong gratitude to the company’s CEO for the gesture.

“The Monrovia City Corporation has commended the Chief Executive Officer of Ozone Environment and Services Company Aziz EL Badraoui for fully facilitating the recent trip of Mayor Jefferson T. Koijee and delegation to Morocco,” the release stated.

The MCC added in the release: “The CEO of Ozone Environment and Services Badraoui was praised by Mayor Koijee and his high power delegation for the high level hospitality shown them while in Morocco.”

 

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