Category: Mayor

FCC Creates Jobs and Improves Sanitation by Helping Youth Start Waste Collection Enterprises

Today, International Organization for Migration (IOM) handed 20 tricycles, 2 motorbikes and other tools to FCC, to help the Council achieve its target of having 60% of solid and liquid waste safely collected, managed and disposed of by 2022. IOM, as part of its efforts to reduce irregular migration by boosting youth entrepreneurship, supported Council’s […]

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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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FCC Launches the Sustainable Waste Management Project, Funded by the EU

On Wednesday, 26th June 2019, Freetown City Council (FCC) launched the Sustainable Waste Management through Local Micro-Enterprise Development Project, during a press conference held at the Mayor’s Parlour. The project seeks to facilitate the establishment of 61 small waste collection businesses over two years, by providing a waste collection tricycle, equipment and training for each […]

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FCC Unveils 49 New Classrooms with Support from Make-It-Happen, a UK Charity Organisation

On Monday 24th and Tuesday 25th June 2019, Her Worship the Mayor of Freetown, Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, unveiled a total of 49 newly-constructed classrooms across three municipal schools. With funding from Make-It-Happen, a UK Charity Organisation, FCC constructed 20, 18 and 11 classrooms at Henry Fergusson Municipal School, Fattah Rahman Municipal School and E.B. Williams Municipal […]

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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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Mayor of Hull Visits Freetown As Part of 40th Twinning Anniversary Celebrations

On Tuesday 11th June, 2019, Her Worship the Mayor of Freetown, Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr officially welcomed His Worship the Mayor of Kingston-Upon-Hull, Councillor Steven Wilson and members of the Hull City Council. The official welcome ceremony was held at the Mayor’s Parlour during which the visiting mayor and his entourage met the councillors and staff of […]

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