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The Mayor meets with residents of Sibthorpe Street prior to the relocation of Traders

The Mayor of Freetown, Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, was on Saturday 8th September 2018 joined by the Councilor of Ward 427 Madinatu Kamara, Executive Director of SLRSA David Panda-Noah, SLP Traffic Management AIG Senesie, Fuhad Mansaray of Traders Council SL and other local stakeholders as they engaged residents of Sibthorpe Street and its surroundings. Traders currently operating […]

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

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 of Ward 427 Madinatu Kamara are going back to school this year to study leadership and management practices in a […]

REQUEST FOR THE EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

Providing Street Parking Service across Freetown August 2018   BACKGROUND Road traffic and congestion in Freetown is a significant hindrance to economic activity and citizen satisfaction. The World Bank’s 2018 Economic Update notes that, at peak hours, ‘average traffic speeds in some central areas of the city reach just 3km per hour – slower than […]

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

Providing Public Toilets across Freetown August 2018 BACKGROUND The lack of public toilets in Freetown is a great inconvenience to its citizens, especially women. Furthermore, it contributes to poor levels of sanitation and cleanliness, which in turn pose significant health hazards. As part of its long-term urban planning strategy, Freetown City Council is seeking to […]

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

Construction/Refurbishment and Operation of Markets across Freetown August 2018 BACKGROUND Covered markets across Freetown are in short supply and in poor condition. Several lack water, electricity and toilets; thieves regularly steal goods due to lack of adequate storage; limited garbage and waste management facilities pose health hazards. As a result, many traders are leaving the […]

‘Our city has no future if we don’t save the environment’ – Freetown Mayor

by Zoe Tabary | zoetabary | Thomson Reuters Foundation Tuesday, 14 August 2018 00:00 GMT Freetown is still under threat one year after a devastating mudslide killed an estimated 1,000 people and left thousands homeless By Zoe Tabary LONDON, Aug 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown must tackle deforestation, poor housing and […]

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

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 Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative. As a participant in the Initiative’s 2018 program, Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr is part of a […]

FCC Launches Flood Mitigation Plan

As part of efforts to reduce flooding in the Freetown municipality, the Freetown City Council (FCC) yesterday (20th June) officially launched a flood mitigation plan aimed at alleviating humanitarian, health and economic impact of natural disasters on residents in the peak of the rainy season. Sierra Leone is among countries that experience heavy rainfall in […]

Councillors Elect Deputy Mayor in the inaugural Council meeting

Councillors of the Freetown City Council have today, 30th May, 2018 elected the Deputy Mayor in their inaugural meeting with the Mayor at the FCC conference hall. In a widely accepted free, fair and transparent election, Osman Koroma, of Constituency 114 and Ward 404 acquired twenty (20) of the total forty-eight (48) valid votes cast […]