Biography Deputy Mayor, FCC – Osman Koroma
Osman Koroma was elected as Deputy Mayor of the Freetown City Council on the 30th May, 2018. He currently serves as the Councillor for ward 404, constituency 114 in Freetown. Koroma was first elected in 2012 for his first term as Councillor where he served as the Deputy Chair of the Development Planning and Security Committee. He was re-elected for a second term in the March 2018 general elections
Passionate about development in his community, the Deputy Mayor continuously mobilises community leaders and residents to work together to improve the economic and human development outlook of Freetown and its citizens. As a community mobilization expert, the Deputy Mayor has played key roles in setting up community organisations with the aim of achieving social cohesion.
He has held numerous leadership positions including serving as the chair of the National Islamic Youth Org, and serving as the Secretary General for the United Morry Ojuku Muslim Organisation, both are community based organisations (CBO).
Prior to his election as Councillor, he was a building contractor, supervising cost and construction of buildings. In his first term as Councillor, he succeeded in strongly agitating for acquiring a piece of land from the Freetown City Council (FCC) through the Ministry of Lands and Country Planning for the construction of a community health centre jointly supported by the Sierra Leone Brewery Limited. He also contributed in bringing a water project, which provided water facilities like stand taps in twelve key locations, this addressed the serious water crisis in the ward. He also facilitated the construction of a bridge, which served as a link between the Mayenkeneh and Gassama Street communities.
He currently holds a Higher National Diploma (HND) from the Government Technical Institute (GTI) located in the Eastern part of Freetown, Ferry Junction (Kissy). He is happily married with 5 children.