Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, Mayor of Freetown City Council (FCC) had a productive meeting with Abdu Muwonge, the country manager for the World Bank in Sierra Leone.

The meeting and discussion were centered around the Resilient Urban Sierra Leone Project (RUSLP) which gathered the members of the Project Implementing Unit and the Ministry of Finance FDD Director on the strategic engagement on common understanding as well as planning for prompt action.

It is noted that the World Bank is conducting a Mid-Term Review of RUSLP and the meeting provided a platform for updates and discussions regarding the RUSLP sub-projects that are relevant to Freetown City Council as part of having a peoples’ owned project rollout in the city.

It was also disclosed that the sub-projects include may include tree planting- Freetown the tree town, a Solid Waste Management strategy and the construction of the Sanitary Landfill in Hastings, planned Community Upgrades in Moyiba, Coconut Farm and Rokupr and the update of the Freetown Structure Plan and the Western Area Region Spatial Plan.

Mayor Sawyer maintained that their engagement with the World Bank Mid-Term Review Mission Team will continue during the course of this week as they seek to ensure that all the sub-project interventions are fully implemented for the benefit of Freetown residents.