Category: FCC News

FCC Leads Disaster Recovery Efforts at Kroo Bay & Susan’s Bay Communities in Collaboration with ONS, Concern Worldwide, CRS, CARITAS and WHH

On March 4th and 7th respectively, fire gripped the Kroo Bay and Susan’s Bay communities, completing or partially destroying properties and rendering hundreds of residents homeless. The Freetown City Council (FCC), together with numerous partners, has worked with both communities to rebuild homes destroyed and to restore households that were affected, as an immediate response […]

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ONE YEAR ON: MAYOR AKI-SAWYERR’S EFFORTS TO #TRANSFORMFREETOWN

11th May 2019 marks one year since Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr was sworn into office as the Mayor of Freetown. Her campaign promise of transformation encompassed three focus areas – “for wi community, for wi progress, for wi Fritong”. Through a comprehensive consultation exercise with experience, knowledge and expertise drawn in from all quarters, these commitments have […]

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Mayor of Freetown Speaks at Conference in Paris to Commemorate World Malaria Day

World Malaria Day is internationally observed on 25th April each year. This year, Mayor of Freetown, Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr OBE, will join leaders from countries with high prevalence of malaria, international partners and decision makers at the “Zero Malaria Starts with Me!” Conference in Paris, the host city of this year’s World Malaria Day.   Mayor […]

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FCC Announces the First Winner of the Cleanest Zone Competition

On Thursday, 11th April 2019, the Freetown City Council (FCC) declared the Tar Road community, a hard-to-reach community in the East of Freetown, as winner of the 1st edition of the Cleanest Zone Competition.  During the live show, representatives from the top 5 zones made statements on the efforts they made as communities to improve […]

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Freetown City Council Commences Speaker’s Sessions, a Transform Freetown Initiative

On 9th April, 2019, Freetown City Council commenced its Speaker’s Sessions, a monthly initiative of the Job Creation (with Tourism Focus) Sector. The Speaker’s Sessions seeks to help young people interested in building their career  in the tourism sector (students, trainees, junior staff etc) make informed decisions about their careers by having industry experts discuss […]

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Top Ten Zones in the Cleanest Zone Competition Revealed

Over the last six months, Freetown City Council’s (FCC) Cleanest Zone Competition has been tracking improvement in sanitation in the 322 zones that make up Freetown. The Competition assesses communities’ efforts to clean and beautify their surroundings (especially planting flowers, trees, shrubs etc) and how innovative and sustainable their solutions to sanitation are.   Six […]

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Freetown City Council Receives Portable Fecal Sludge Pump From Save The Children International

On Friday, 22nd March 2019, Save the Children International, an international non-governmental organisation operating in Freetown, handed over a portable fecal sludge vacuum pump and waste collectors trained to operate it to the Freetown City Council, to support the Council’s efforts to improve the collection and disposal of liquid waste in the municipality.     […]

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Freetown City Council’s Partners Donate Shelter Kits to Fire Disaster Victims at Kroo Bay

Throughout the weekend, Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr and a small team from the Freetown City Council continued their efforts to resettle members of the Kroo Bay & Susan’s Bay Communities that were affected by fire disasters two weeks ago. On Saturday, the Mayor shared the Council’s short and long term plans to over 400 households that […]

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Freetown’s Cotton Tree Among the New Global Sites in Ireland’s Global Greening Lineup

On the tenth anniversary of the Global Greening Initiative, Freetown’s historic Cotton Tree, where freed slaves gathered on their return to Africa after the abolition of slavery, will be featured amongst hundreds of attractions from around the world. Every year, to mark St Patrick’s Day and promote Ireland’s tourism overseas, Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening Initiative […]

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Deputy Mayor of Freetown Facilitates Stakeholder Meeting about Relief for Victims of Kroo Bay Fire Disaster

Yesterday, the Deputy Mayor of the Freetown City Council, together with other senior officials, paid a a follow-up visit to the site of a fire incident that happened at Kroo Bay in the early hours of Monday morning.     During the visit, the Deputy Mayor, Osman Thollo Koroma, facilitated the planning of a sustainable […]

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