Category: Press Releases

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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Freetown City Council Hosts Delegation From the Swiss Agency for Development & Cooperation to Explore Financing Mechanisms to Support Freetown’s Water Sector

This week, Freetown City Council is hosting a delegation from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and their Partners, Geneva Water Hub & UN Capital Development Fund. The delegation’s visit aims to continue and concretise the discussions with Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr and Freetown City Council, around city twinning and blended finance partnerships, particularly for […]

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Request for Proposal: Municipal Property Tax Collection Agency Services

Issue date 30th May, 2019 REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL MUNICIPAL PROPERTY TAX COLLECTION AGENCY SERVICES   The Freetown City Council (FCC) is requesting proposals from professional collection agencies (Service Provider) to provide collection enforcement services to facilitate payments on current and delinquent domestic and commercial municipal taxes owed to the Freetown City Council.  The FCC needs […]

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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 Aki-Sawyerr […]

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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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PRESS RELEASE

FREETOWN CITY COUNCIL LAUNCHES SIERRA LEONE’S FIRST PHONE-BASED TAX COLLECTION SYSTEM Pay Your Local Tax In Five Short Steps Using Africell Mobile Money Freetown, 26th October 2018 — The Freetown City Council (FCC), in partnership with Africell (Sierra Leone), has developed a new and improved system for tax revenue collection, which will be launched on […]

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