Freetown City Council to embark on 2019 flood Mitigation

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As we getting into the 2019 rainy season, the Freetown City Council has speedily begun preparation and community meeting with stakeholders over flood mitigation and disaster prone communities within the city.

Freetown city council under the auspices of Her worship Mayor Yvvone Aki Sawyerr held a collaborative partnership with The Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF) and the Sierra Leone Roads Authority (SLRA) would be in charge of the cleaning exercise, with a donor and sponsorship from RMFA and Irish Aid.

In Her 1 year in office, Mayor Yvvone Aki Sawyer spoke about what she pledge to do before taking office and what she wants to achieve

“for wi community,

for wi progress

for wi Fritong”.
That was Her pledge before taking the oath.

She also talked about her clusters and what she wants to achieve

1 Resilient
2 Human Development
3 Healthy City
4 Ignobility
As her clusters.

She also added that with the help of the government she had successfully completed and gained the 1&2 on her chart, as she’s now focused on the 3rd which is Healthy City. As Health City comprises of Environmental Sanitation, healthy and clean city, good and affordable water.

Mayor Yvvone Aki Sawyer engages communities as she believes that engaging communities is the key to sustainability.

The 20 – days Flood Mitigation and cleaning exercise will commence on Monday 20th May 2019
So the Council wishes to advise all residents to please stop by any means of throwing garbage in waterways and gutters to reduce or to put a permanent stop on massive flooding

Areas to be covered this week
Monday 20th May
Rokupa Culvert
Portee, Brima lane, Jet Lane
Jaffa New Road Grassfield

Tuesday 21
Amadu Lane, Lumley bridge
Lumley police station roundabout

Wednesday 22
Bangalie drive, Wilkinson road
Mazda, Wilkinson road
Murray Town junction
Smart Farm

Thursday 23
Sumailia Town
Small Waterloo Street
John Street
CID Headquarters

Friday 24
Bright street, Brookfields
Bath Street
Bass Street
Mammah Street