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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PRESS RELEASE

Freetown City Council Opens New City HallFreetown, Sierra Leone, 6th November 2020 – Freetown City Council today hosted the Opening Ceremony for the new City Hall, with the keynote address delivered by Hon. Tamba Lamina, Minister of Local Government and Rural Development.Present at the Opening Ceremony were the Ambassador of South Korea to the Federal […]

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Mayor Aki-Sawyerr Hosts the First Women4Climate Mentorship Program Orientation Session — 2

Yesterday, Freetown City Council (FCC), in collaboration with UN Women and Sierra Leone Women Engineers (SLWE) held an orientation session for the first cohort of the Women4Climate Mentorship Program mentees and mentors. Women4Climate is an initiative adopted by C40 Cities that engages female Mayors across the globe who are committed to tackling issues of climate […]

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Mayor Aki-Sawyerr Hosts the First Women4Climate Mentorship Program Orientation Session — 2

Yesterday, Freetown City Council (FCC), in collaboration with UN Women and Sierra Leone Women Engineers (SLWE) held an orientation session for the first cohort of the Women4Climate Mentorship Program mentees and mentors. Women4Climate is an initiative adopted by C40 Cities that engages female Mayors across the globe who are committed to tackling issues of climate […]

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Freetown’s Cotton Tree lit up in green as it joins Ireland’s Global Greening initiative

Today, March 16, Freetown’s Cotton Tree lit up in green as it joins Ireland’s Global Greening initiative, which celebrates St. Patrick’s Day, for the second year in a row. As one of Sierra Leone’s oldest and most well-known landmarks, the Cotton Tree will turn green with over 500 world famous landmarks including New York’s Empire […]

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Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr attends WaterAid UK’s first Water and Climate Summit

On March 10, 2020, WaterAid UK held its first Water and Climate Summit, which brought together the public, private and philanthropic sectors for discussions around the impact of climate change on water accessibility in developing nations. Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr was invited to attend as a Water Hero, who are people on the frontline of climate […]

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Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr on IWD, joins other female public leaders at the official launch of the Amujae Initiative, flagship initiative of The Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Presidential Center for Women and Development.

I commemorated International Women’s Day with other female public leaders at the official launch of the Amujae Initiative, the flagship initiative of The Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Presidential Center for Women and Development. The launch took place in Monrovia, Liberia. I am honored to be a member of the first cohort of ‘Amujae Leaders’, a diverse […]

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Mayor Aki-Sawyerr Hosts the First Women4Climate Mentorship Program Orientation Session

Yesterday, Freetown City Council (FCC), in collaboration with UN Women and Sierra Leone Women Engineers (SLWE) held an orientation session for the first cohort of the Women4Climate Mentorship Program mentees and mentors. Women4Climate is an initiative adopted by C40 Cities that engages female Mayors across the globe who are committed to tackling issues of climate […]

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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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