Bio Disburses Le18.3B To FCC


By Aruna Rashed Toma Bangura

President Julius Maada Bio is reported to have officially disbursed eighteen billion Leones to the Freetown City Council (FCC) last Thursday, 24th January, 2019, while commissioning the “Transform Freetown project,” at Council’s headquarters on Wallace Johnson Street.

Speaking at the event, President Bio assured his audience of his government’s continued commitment to transform the city of Freetown into a modern one to the envy of other cities.

He urged the Mayor of Freetown, Yvonne Aki-Sawyer to ensure that the Council works hand in gloves with his government to achieve its set targets and to restore sanity in the capital city which, he said, is part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations (UN).

In her response, the Mayor of Freetown assured His Excellency of her readiness to work with his administration to achieve its dream for the city of Freetown.

“I am ready to change the narrative of the city in which I was born,” she averred, whilst calling on everybody to come onboard in rebranding the image of the once beautiful capital city of Sierra Leone.

The Mayor disclosed that the “Transform Freetown Project is a three-year programme set to rebrand the image of the city, which she said will be of benefit to every Sierra Leonean.

Mayor Aki-Sawyer further disclosed that they will increase waste collection drive from 21% to 60% while declaring that henceforth, all plastic waste collected will be recycled.

The FCC, she also disclosed, is set to provide some four hundred jobs for young people.