Category: Environment

C40 African Regional Director Pays a Visit to the Mayor

Today, African Regional Director of C40 Cities, Hastings Chikoko, commenced a two-day visit to Freetown City Council (FCC). The visit marks the official inception of Freetown’s membership of C40 Cities – an international network of cities including London, New York Paris, Johannesburg, who are leading the way towards a healthier and more sustainable future. The […]

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The Cleaning Zone Competition is on!

The #CleanestZoneCompetition is on!!! Our assessors are in the 322 communities that make up our city, looking for the communities that are making the effort to improve cleanliness and beautification sustainably and innovatively. The communities that make the most improvement with whatever little they have will be rewarded with infrastructure development. All communities are qualified to be […]

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Tar Road Community Awarded New Feeder Road as Winners of First Edition CleanestZoneCompetition

Tar Road Community in the east of Freetown is getting a brand new feeder road from FCC as winners of the first edition of #CleanestZoneCompetition! If you want development like Tar Road, join your Councillors and mobilize your neighbors to keep your community clean. The community that makes the most improvement in cleanliness, beautification, sustainability and […]

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Ambassador of Republic of Ireland Pays a Courtesy Call to Mayor Aki-Sawyerr

This morning, recently appointed Ambassador of the Republic of Ireland to Sierra Leone, Lesley Ní Bhriaian, paid a courtesy call to Mayor Aki-Sawyerr at the Mayor’s Parlour in Freetown. During the visit, the Mayor and the Ambassador discussed the support that Irish Aid has already given Freetown City Council, which has been critical in the […]

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CEO of Standard Chartered Bank West Africa Visits Abderdeen Roundabout

The CEO of Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria & West Africa, Mr Lamin Manjang, visits Freetown and he passed by the Aberdeen Roundabout to see the progress of the beautification work being done. The Roundabout’s beautification is being funded exclusively by Standard Chartered Bank Sierra Leone. Deputy Mayor of Freetown, Osman Koroma, was there to receive […]

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Ambassador from China to Sierra Leone Pays the Mayor of Freetown a Courtesy Call

On August 13th 2019, the new Ambassador of China to Sierra Leone, Hu Zhangliang, paid a courtesy call to the Her Worship the Mayor of Freetown,  Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr. In his opening statement, he commended the Mayor for the improvements he has seen in the city since the last time he was in Freetown, especially in the […]

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FCC Commissions the Beautification of the Aberdeen Roundabout

Freetown City Council commissioned the commencement of the beautification of the Aberdeen Roundabout on Saturday 17th August 2019, during a short symbolic tree planting ceremony at the Roundabout. Present at the ceremony were Her Worship the Mayor of Freetown, the acting Managing Director of Standard Chartered Bank (Sierra Leone), the Member of Parliament and the […]

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

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 Mentorship Program is a leadership initiative of the C40 Cities that brings together exceptional women change-makers who are using innovative […]

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FCC & GoSL Sign Agreement for Phase Two of FCC’s 2019 Flood Mitigation Activities

On 26th July 2019, Freetown City Council (FCC) signed an agreement with the Government of Sierra Leone (GoSL), which stipulates that the central government will fund the implementation of the second phase of FCC’s Flood Mitigation Plan. The agreement was officially signed at the Ministry of Finance, George Street, by Her Worship the Mayor of […]

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FCC-UNOPS and Irish Aid Inspect Disaster Risk Resilience Project Sites

Yesterday, we were honored to have Mary Neil & Winfred Ade-Williams, representing Irish Aid & UNOPS respectively, inspect six of the sites in our Disaster Risk Resilience Project! With funding from Irish Aid & technical support from UNOPS, FCC has been able to rehabilitate drainage systems, construct footbridges and stabilize slopes in communities that are […]

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