Category: Press Releases

Transform Freetown One Year Report

TransformFreetown – the city’s inclusive approach to addressing some of the long-standing challenges Freetown faces, was launched on 24th January 2019. One year on, we are pleased to share our report of progress made in respect of the 19 targets set within the 11 priority sectors and 4 clusters of Transform Freetown. From helping 800 […]

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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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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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Open Call for Applications – Enumerators & Technicians to Conduct Property Value Assessments Across Freetown

  Please read to the end Enumerators and Technicians are needed for an upcoming project for the Freetown City Council (FCC) on conducting property value assessments across Freetown. This project has the support of Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr and falls under her Transform Freetown initiative. . This is an open call for applications for two roles: Enumerator […]

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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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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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#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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Freetown City Council Hosts Delegation From the Swiss Agency for Development & Cooperation to Explore Financing Mechanisms to Support Freetown’s Water Sector

This week, Freetown City Council is hosting a delegation from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and their Partners, Geneva Water Hub & UN Capital Development Fund. The delegation’s visit aims to continue and concretise the discussions with Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr and Freetown City Council, around city twinning and blended finance partnerships, particularly for […]

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Request for Proposal: Municipal Property Tax Collection Agency Services

Issue date 30th May, 2019 REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL MUNICIPAL PROPERTY TAX COLLECTION AGENCY SERVICES   The Freetown City Council (FCC) is requesting proposals from professional collection agencies (Service Provider) to provide collection enforcement services to facilitate payments on current and delinquent domestic and commercial municipal taxes owed to the Freetown City Council.  The FCC needs […]

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Call for Applications

Freetown City Council Community Trer Planting and Stewardship Small Grant