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Transform freetown : Second year report January 2020 - January 2021

Her Worship the Mayor, Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, OBE, Councillors and Staff of Freetown City Council
info@fcc.gov.sl / www.fcc.gov.sl / 17 Wallace Johnson, Freetown, Sierra Leone

19 février 2021

Since its founding in 1787, Freetown has transformed into the largest city in Sierra Leone, home to our nation’s legal, business and diplomatic communities. It is the engine of Sierra Leone’s economy, generating 30% of the country’s GDP despite housing only 15% of its population.
The Transform Freetown initiative aims to address Freetown’s socioeconomic challenges and environmental vulnerabilities. Our aspiration is for Freetown to emerge as the dynamic city of opportunity it has the potential to become.
With the principles of strategic planning, systematic implementation and data-driven performance management, and with the experience and knowledge of many contributors from public and private sectors, we identified 11 priority sectors, grouped into four key clusters – Resilience, Human Development, Healthy City and Urban Mobility. We agreed on 19 specific measurable targets across the 11 priority sectors, the achievement of which would comprehensively address our current challenges as well as provide a platform for future development.
Transform Freetown was launched on 24th January 2019 with a commitment to annually report on progress in respect of the 19 targets. This report builds on last year’s report and provides an update on progress made from January 2020 to January 2021.
The COVID-19 pandemic affected the whole world in 2020 and Freetown was no exception. Our city’s response to the pandemic included the acceleration of elements of Transform Freetown but also included activities which were specific to the COVID-19 response. This year’s Transform Freetown report therefore also features a report on the implementation of FCC’s COVID-19 Preparedness and Response plan.

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