The Mayor of Freetown, Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, continued to monitor “Operation Push Back” with a visit to Lumley this morning, Tuesday 22nd May.
Accompanied by Chairlady Mamie Morlai Kamara and other trader representatives, the Mayor walked from Safecon to Juba bridge, explaining to traders the importance of moving off the road and behind the pavement so that pedestrians can use the pavements and vehicles can use the roads. The direct link between unusable pavements, traffic congestion and the need to grow Freetown’s tourism sector and create jobs was the Mayor’s message to the traders. The Mayor also acknowledged the urgent need to provide a suitable market in Lumley and confirmed that this is a key priority for her.
Operation Push Back is being rolled out by traders across the city. The construction of markets is a priority for the Mayor in order to ensure the welfare of traders and to enhance the beautification of the city.