Category: Mayor

Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr OBE delivers speech to the Executive Parliamentary Boards of the German Federal Government

Following the visit to Freetown of German Foreign Minister, Heiko Maas, in February 2019, Mayor Aki-Sawyerr was honored to receive an invitation to speak to the Parliamentary Leaders and Executive Board Members of the Coalition Parties that form the German Government. Mayor Aki-Sawyerr delivered a speech at the dinner that marked the start of the […]

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Mayor of Hull Visits Freetown As Part of 40th Twinning Anniversary Celebrations

On Tuesday 11th June, 2019, Her Worship the Mayor of Freetown, Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr officially welcomed His Worship the Mayor of Kingston-Upon-Hull, Councillor Steven Wilson and members of the Hull City Council. The official welcome ceremony was held at the Mayor’s Parlour during which the visiting mayor and his entourage met the councillors and staff of […]

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#YouShouldToo: FCC Launches its Tree Planting Initiative

PRESS RELEASE June 6, 2019 – Freetown Continuing in the spirit of World Environment Day, Freetown City Council joined the fight for better environmental management in Freetown by officially launching its Tree Planting Initiative, through a symbolic tree planting exercise at Victoria Park (Freetown Amusement Park) and at Henry Fergusson Municipal School, Kennedy Street. In […]

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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 Aki-Sawyerr […]

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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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Mayor of Freetown Meets with Dr. Jane Goodall, the World’s Most Foremost Expert on Chimpanzees

Today, Mayor Aki-Sawyerr met with Dr. Jane Goodall, renowned anthropologist, environmentalist and U.N Messenger of Peace, in Freetown. The meeting started with a tree-planting exercise at the Taylor-Cummings Garden, next to the Cotton Tree. Five trees were planted by Her Worship the Mayor of Freetown, Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr; Dr. Jane Goodall; the Founder & Director of […]

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Mayor of Freetown Attends Women4Climate Conference

This week, Mayor of Freetown, Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, OBE, travelled to Paris, France to attend and participate in the third Women4Climate Conference, organised by C40 Cities, which is a network of over 90 of the world’s mega-cities committed to tackling climate change.     The Women4Climate Initiative works to inspire and empower young women and raise […]

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Freetown & Charleston Express Interest in City-Twinning Relationship

Freetown City Council Hosts Mr. Michael Boulware Moore President & CEO of the International African American Museum (IAAM) Charleston, South Carolina To culminate a visit to Sierra Leone by Mr Michael Boulware Moore, the President and CEO of the International African American Museum (IAAM), the cities of Freetown and Charleston have expressed a significant interest […]

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The journey to #TransformFreetown has begun!

Transform Freetown, the Freetown City Council’s three year priority plan, was launched on the 24th January 2019, at the Miatta Conference Center. The development of the Transform Freetown Plan is one of many manifestations of the Mayor’s commitment to improving the lives of all residents in Freetown – a commitment she had emphasized during her […]

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