Idris Elba Supports #TransformFreetown

Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr today had a constructive one-to-one meeting with international actor and producer Idris Elba. Mayor Aki-Sawyerr congratulated Idris Elba on his new role as Brand Ambassador for Sierra Leone and thanked him for his dedication to the development of our nation. The meeting provided an opportunity for the Mayor to listen to Idris […]

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New Mural Unveiled at New England

On Friday 24th January, Marcus Olsson, on behalf of Affixed Productions, unveiled his latest artwork at Jomo Kenyatta Road in the presence of Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr. The mural celebrates Sierra Leone’s high religious tolerance, which manifests itself through the many inter-faith marriages and families. The mural is also meant to increase motivation for religious tolerance […]

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FCC Launches New Website:

Today, Mayor Aki-Sawyerr launched FCC’s latest innovative platform in the presence of FCC Councillors and staff at the Mayor’s Parlour. The website – – will help residents and visitors of Freetown to learn about events and businesses in the city. The website supports the city’s TransformFreetown tourism target, as it will boost patronage and in turn revenues for […]

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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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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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Freetown’s Cotton Tree Among the New Global Sites in Ireland’s Global Greening Lineup

On the tenth anniversary of the Global Greening Initiative, Freetown’s historic Cotton Tree, where freed slaves gathered on their return to Africa after the abolition of slavery, will be featured amongst hundreds of attractions from around the world. Every year, to mark St Patrick’s Day and promote Ireland’s tourism overseas, Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening Initiative […]

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