Freetown City Council (FCC) has recently commenced major rehabilitation of cemeteries in the capital city.
In a post shared on social media the Mayor of Freetown, Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr states that, “Cemeteries are our final resting place so it is important that they are properly cared for and honored. We are determined to overcome the challenges experienced in my first term and to ensure that Freetown’s 14 public cemeteries are now constantly maintained and effectively managed.”
She further revealed that a phased rehabilitation of Freetown’s cemeteries is being coordinated by Deputy Mayor Kweku Lisk Esq working closely with the Chief Administrator, relevant FCC Council Committees and Departments and the cemetery clerks.
“Yesterday, on New Year’s Day, Deputy Mayor, Cllrs Zainab Conteh and Samuel Kamara and I visited Congo Town, Circular Road, Kissy Road and Race Course cemeteries to see the work done so far. We have only just started and we look forward to delivering significant improvements in our cemeteries in the coming months!” Mayor Aki-Sawyerr noted.