Category: Environment

#YouShouldToo: FCC Launches its Tree Planting Initiative

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 a symbolic tree planting exercise at Victoria Park (Freetown Amusement Park) and at Henry Fergusson Municipal School, Kennedy Street. In […]

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

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 the “Zero Malaria Starts with Me!” Conference in Paris, the host city of this year’s World Malaria Day. Mayor Aki-Sawyerr […]

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

  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 it to the Freetown City Council, to support the Council’s efforts to improve the collection and disposal of liquid waste in the municipality. Mr […]

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

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 to the Cotton Tree. Five trees were planted by Her Worship the Mayor of Freetown, Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr; Dr. Jane Goodall; the Founder & Director of […]

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

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 exercise. This practice poses serious problems for both the environment and the health of the residents of Freetown, contrary to what the cleaning exercise is […]

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