Category: FCC News

SIX MONTHS ON: THE COUNCIL’S PROGRESS

It feels like a lifetime but it has only been six months, to the day, since the Council’s tenure started. Here are six things that we, as a Council, have been up to in the last six months. #FCC6in6 #SixWinsSixMonths ©FCC COMMUNICATIONS

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FREETOWN CITY COUNCIL EMBARKS ON MAINTENANCE OF ROADSIDE VEGETATION

The Freetown City Council has embarked on a thorough maintenance exercise of vegetation in the central reservations and road verges within the Municipality. The exercise is set to clear and beautify the central reservations, road verges, footpaths and roundabouts across the city. It will target major streets including Spur Road, Signal Hill Road, King Street, […]

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”Collecting local tax more efficiently means having more resources with which to deliver better services to the residents of Freetown”-Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, Mayor of Freetown

The Mayor of Freetown, Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr has said that the Freetown City Council will continue to serve its residents by providing solutions to challenges faced in the 11 priority sectors within the Transform Freetown framework. These sectors include environmental management, urban planning and housing, education, skills development, job creation with a tourism focus and sanitation. […]

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THE MAYOR OF FREETOWN PARTICIPATES IN THE INTERNATIONAL GLOBAL PARLIAMENT OF MAYORS SUMMIT 2018

The Mayor of Freetown, Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, was one of nearly 100 mayors from around the world who participated in the Global Parliament of Mayors’ (GPM) annual summit in Bristol, UK, from the 21st-23rd October, 2018. During the summit, the mayors addressed key global challenges, which many cities experience at local level including migration, urban security […]

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THE MAYOR LAUNCHES CLEANEST ZONE IN FREETOWN AWARD

The Mayor of Freetown, Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr has today 10th October, 2018 launched the cleanest zone in Freetown award at the Kroo Bay Community Centre. The initiative which is one of the umbrella of the Sanitation Working Group will motivate communities to carry the spirit of National Cleaning Day into everyday life and ensure that they […]

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THE MAYOR OF FREETOWN SPEAKS AT THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY FIGHT AGAINST PLASTIC POLLUTION EVENT

The Mayor of Freetown, Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr on Tuesday 25th September, 2018 was among a select panel of speakers at the United Nations General Assembly’s Fight Against Plastic Pollution Event in New York The event was hosted by Erik Solheim, the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme and Frank Timmermans, the First Vice-President of […]

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The Mayor meets with residents of Sibthorpe Street prior to the relocation of Traders

The Mayor of Freetown, Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, was on Saturday 8th September 2018 joined by the Councilor of Ward 427 Madinatu Kamara, Executive Director of SLRSA David Panda-Noah, SLP Traffic Management AIG Senesie, Fuhad Mansaray of Traders Council SL and other local stakeholders as they engaged residents of Sibthorpe Street and its surroundings. Traders currently operating […]

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‘Our city has no future if we don’t save the environment’ – Freetown Mayor

by Zoe Tabary | zoetabary | Thomson Reuters Foundation Tuesday, 14 August 2018 00:00 GMT Freetown is still under threat one year after a devastating mudslide killed an estimated 1,000 people and left thousands homeless By Zoe Tabary LONDON, Aug 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown must tackle deforestation, poor housing and […]

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FCC Launches Flood Mitigation Plan

As part of efforts to reduce flooding in the Freetown municipality, the Freetown City Council (FCC) yesterday (20th June) officially launched a flood mitigation plan aimed at alleviating humanitarian, health and economic impact of natural disasters on residents in the peak of the rainy season. Sierra Leone is among countries that experience heavy rainfall in […]

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