The Mayor of Freetown, Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr has today 10th October, 2018 launched the cleanest zone in Freetown award at the Kroo Bay Community Centre.
The initiative which is one of the umbrella of the Sanitation Working Group will motivate communities to carry the spirit of National Cleaning Day into everyday life and ensure that they properly dispose of their waste.
This will be achieved by rewarding communities that achieve the most significant progress in cleanliness, beautification, sustainability, and innovative solutions with prizes such as pavement of roads, scholarships for local children, solar-powered streetlights and a water point.
The Chief of Kroo Bay Community, Chief Pa Alimamy Kabempa, said that the initiative will set the pace for residents of Kroo Bay to keep the Community clean and that they would do everything to win the first prize of the cleanest zone awards.
Launching the initiative, The Mayor of Freetown, Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr said, “We know we will only succeed in improving sanitation in Freetown when there is strong community ownership and participation. The cleanest zone in Freetown award enables communities to realize immediate benefits of keeping their environment clean. I’m excited to see what communities can achieve as we are working together towards this common goal”
The first competition will start immediately, and the winners and runners-up will be announced at the first Transform Freetown Forum on 14 December 2018, at the same time as FCC announces the targets and initiatives which are in the process of being set by the Sector Working Groups. There will then be subsequent competitions every 6 months.
The Freetown City Council looks forward to working with everyone in Freetown to make our city a cleaner and safer place.