The Freetown City Council (FCC) has recently begun a major rehabilitation of cemeteries in the capital city. According to a post shared on social media by the Mayor of Freetown, Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, “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.
Deputy Mayor Kweku Lisk Esq is coordinating a phased rehabilitation of Freetown’s cemeteries, working closely with the Chief Administrator, relevant FCC Council Committees and Departments, and the cemetery clerks. Mayor Aki-Sawyerr, along with Deputy Mayor Cllrs Zainab Conteh and Samuel Kamara, visited Congo Town, Circular Road, Kissy Road, and Race Course cemeteries on New Year’s Day to see the work done so far. They have only just started and look forward to delivering significant improvements in the coming months