Marrakesh, Morocco: November 21, 2018- Mayor Ethel Pam Belcher-Taylor on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 met with Liberian students studying in the Kingdom of Morocco in various disciplines (Master of Environmental Science, Biology and Laws).
During the meeting, Mayor Taylor informed the students about her vision and some progress made since her appointment by His Excellency, Dr. George Manneh Weah as the 10th Mayor of the Municipality of Paynesville in February 2018.
Mayor Taylor told the students amongst several others about the Corporation’s capacity building of City Managers to transform wastes into Bio-Gas, attenuate the use of plastic in communities, Energy, and Creation of Smart Cities.
Mayor Taylor made the statement at the sideline of the 2018 Africities Summit currently ongoing in the Western Moroccan City of Marrakesh.
In remarks, the Liberian Students lauded Mayor Taylor for the level of work done so far and encouraged her not to be deterred by detractors but continue in the process of transforming Paynesville into a better City.
The Liberian Students made several suggestions to Mayor Taylor including the introduction of composting into our agricultural sector and the sensitization of the 3R Principle (Reduce, Re-Use, and Recycle) into our schools and to residents.
Compost is composed of organic matters that have been decomposed and recycled as bio-fertilizer and also used in soil amendment. Compost is a key ingredient in organic farming. At its most essential, the process of composting requires simply piling up wastes outdoors and waiting for the materials to breakdown from anywhere between 5-6 weeks or even more.
Modern, methodical composting is a multi-step, closely monitored process with measured inputs of water, air and carbon and nitrogen-rich materials. The decomposition process is aided by shredding the plant matter, adding water and ensuring proper aeration by regularly turning the mixture.
Recycling of materials and substances contained in solid waste is very simple in theory but extremely hard in practice. Getting the information to our citizens and convincing them of the relevance of the protection of our environment through this technique will be a big boost in our pursuit to reduce our wastes, thereby limiting our impact to climate change.