Mayor’s Delivery Unit Present Cable Car Scheme to International Stakeholders

On Tuesday & Wednesday, Freetown City Council was represented at a participatory workshop on Transitioning to Sustainable Urban Mobility that was organised by the Sierra Leone Urban Research Centre, in association with University College London. The team, from the Mayor’s Delivery Unit (MDU), used the opportunity of the forum to seek out the views of […]

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FCC Hosts Video Call with Climate Reality Representative

Today, Freetown City Council (FCC) hosted a video call with Gillian Hamilton. She is a representative from Climate Reality, an organization founded by Al Gore, former Vice President of the United States on a mission to accelerate climate action in every aspect of life. The conference call took place in the Mayor’s Parlour and various […]

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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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Mayor Aki-Sawyerr Meets with Former Mayor of Medellin to Discuss the Introduction of Cable Cars as a Mass Transit System

“Freetown City Council is working on plans to introduce a Cable Car system to the city” As a C40Cities member committed to combating climate change, Freetown City Council is already working on reducing emissions from waste by setting up a controlled and regulated waste collection and management system within its integrated solid and liquid waste […]

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Newly Appointed British High Commissioner Pays Mayor of Freetown A Courtesy Call

The newly appointed British High Commissioner to Sierra Leone, Simon Mustard, together with the Head and Deputy Head of DfID (SL), Kobi Bentley and Sandy Baldwin, paid a courtesy call to Mayor Aki-Sawyerr earlier today. They had a lighthearted chat, which spanned various areas; from the Mayor’s priorities over the next three months to an […]

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Press Release: Mayor Aki-Sawyerr Attends the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York

  REF: MO – 09/19 – 01 For Immediate Release 20th September, 2019   Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr leaves today for New York to attend the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) where world leaders will gather to discuss and work together on the most pressing global issues – from gender inequality to […]

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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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Freetown Strengthens Ties with Charleston South Carolina

Last week, Mayor of Freetown, Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, embarked on a five day visit to Charleston, South Carolina, on a mission to strengthen the partnership between Freetown and Charleston. Mayor Aki-Sawyerr was hosted by the International African-American Museum (IAAM), whose president, Michael Bouleware-Moore, visited Freetown in February 2019. The IAAM had expressed deep interest in consolidating common […]

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Press Release: Freetown & Charleston Sign Sister City Partnership Agreement

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 Sister City International Partnership between Freetown & Charleston, with the Mayor of Charleston, John Tecklenburg. The signing took place during […]

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

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 Parties that form the German Government. Mayor Aki-Sawyerr delivered a speech at the dinner that marked the start of the […]

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