The Environmental Protection Agency of Liberia (EPA) in collaboration with La Queen Entertainment on Monday, January 11, 2021 officially launched the Miss Earth Liberia ECO Project.
The project seeks to address environmental issues of waste pollution.
Held at the Ministerial Complex in Congo Town, the launch of the ECO Project attracted representatives of Government of Liberia’s institutions, civil society groups, NGOs as well as high school students from different high schools and universities.
Miss Earth Liberia 2020, Robell C Hovers said many persons including some staff from the EPA helped her developed the project.
The project, according to Miss. Hovers seeks to create an ecofriendly environment as well as raise awareness on the effects of environmental pollutions.
“One of the main focuses of the project is the setting up of ecofriendly trashcans on the streets that will be used to help the Monrovia City Corporation manage waste more effectively,” she told the audience.
According to Queen Hovers, two hundred trash cans will be posted at streets corners and communities in Montserrado County.
Miss Hovers lauded the EPA for assisting her achieved her goals by supporting the ECO Project.
Also speaking at the program, EPA Deputy Executive Director, Randall M. Dobayou said the Agency co-sponsored the Miss. Earth Beauty Pageant to promote environmental awareness.
He disclosed that the winner of the pageant, Miss Hovers is an ambassador of the environment and now sits at the EPA.
EPA Executive Director, Prof. Wilson K. Tarpeh said the launch of the project is intended to spread awareness.
The EPA boss said the opportunity was given to Miss Hovers to implement the project, which he believes will do well in bringing young people up in the environmental sciences.
According to him, this will serve as a motivation to other young Liberian girls that they too can achieve their dreams in whatever they intend to do in life.
Prof. Tarpeh promised the Agency’s fullest support to the execution of the project.