Press Releases

Press Release: Freetown Becomes the First City in West Africa to Launch Women4Climate Mentorship Program Freetown

August 16, 2019

Freetown – On Friday, 16th August, 2019, Freetown City Council (FCC) in collaboration with Sierra Leone Women Engineers (SLWE) launched the Women4Climate Mentorship Program Freetown during a press conference at the Mayor’s Parlour.  The Women4Climate…

Open Call for Applications – Enumerators & Technicians to Conduct Property Value Assessments Across Freetown

August 1, 2019

  Please read to the end Enumerators and Technicians are needed for an upcoming project for the Freetown City Council (FCC) on conducting property value assessments across Freetown. This project has the support of Mayor…

Press Release: Freetown & Charleston Sign Sister City Partnership Agreement

July 15, 2019

PRESS RELEASE REF: MO – 07/19 – 01   For Immediate Release 9th July 2019   Freetown & Charleston Sign Sister City Partnership Agreement Charleston, South Carolina — Mayor of Freetown, Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, signed the…

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

June 15, 2019

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…

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

June 12, 2019

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…

#YouShouldToo: FCC Launches its Tree Planting Initiative

June 6, 2019

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…

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

June 6, 2019

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…

Request for Proposal: Municipal Property Tax Collection Agency Services

June 6, 2019

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…

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 (FCC), together with numerous partners,…

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 community, for wi progress, for…

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 partners and decision makers at…

Press Release: Freetown & Charleston Express Interest in City-Twinning Relationship

February 19, 2019

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 in…

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October 27, 2018

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…

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October 24, 2018

THE MAYOR OF FREETOWN TO PARTICIPATE IN THE INTERNATIONAL GLOBAL PARLIAMENT OF MAYORS SUMMIT 2018 Freetown, 24th October 2018— The Mayor of Freetown, Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, will be one of nearly 100 mayors from around the…

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October 10, 2018

FREETOWN CITY COUNCIL LAUNCHES CLEANEST ZONE IN FREETOWN COMPETITION Freetown, 26th October 2018— In a bid to sustain the gains made by the flood mitigation plan, The Freetown City Council (FCC) on the 10th October…

The Mayor of Freetown, Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, speaks at the World Meeting of Families in Dublin, Ireland

August 23, 2018

Freetown – 22nd August, 2018 – The Mayor of Freetown, Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, will be speaking on a panel at the World Meeting of Families on Thursday 23rd August, 2018 on the topic: Faith, Family and…

CHIEF ADMINISTRATOR FESTUS KALLAY AND COUNCILOR MADINATU SALAMATU KAMARA TO PARTICIPATE IN A YEAR LONG PROGRAM IN BLOOMBERG HARVARD CITY LEADERSHIP INITIATIVE

August 23, 2018

Yearlong program provides 40 mayors and their senior leaders with world-class executive training and coaching to help deliver results for cities FREETOWN – 20TH AUGUST, 2018 – The Chief Administrator Festus Kallay and the Councilor…

Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr joins City Leaders from around the world in Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative

July 26, 2018

FREETOWN – 23RD JULY, 2018 – Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr is going back to school this year to study leadership and management practices, as one of 40 mayors chosen for an intensive education program with the…

Freetown City Council launches Rainy-Season Plan to Limit Flood in Freetown

June 20, 2018

Freetown, 20th June 2018 – The Freetown City Council (FCC) today launches its flood mitigation plan as part of its efforts to reduce flooding in the city and lessen the attendant humanitarian, health and economic…