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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

May 15, 2019

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…

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

May 11, 2019

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…

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

April 25, 2019

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…

FCC Announces the First Winner of the Cleanest Zone Competition

April 12, 2019

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…

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

April 10, 2019

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…

Top Ten Zones in the Cleanest Zone Competition Revealed

April 2, 2019

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’…

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

March 23, 2019

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…

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

March 18, 2019

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…

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

March 9, 2019

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…

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

March 6, 2019

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…

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

March 1, 2019

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…

FCC Appeals to Residents against Burning Garbage after the National Cleaning Exercise

March 1, 2019

Freetown City Council staff are currently on major radio and television stations across the city to appeal to the public against the rampant burning of garbage after the national cleaning…