Flooding has been a major challenge for residents in the capital of Freetown over the years, as most communities get loaded.

The Freetown City Council is mainly responsible for the affairs of Freetown.

As a way put an end to flooding, the Freetown City Council has been coming up with different strategies that will help minimize or put a stop to it.

One of the strategies is the introduction of flood mitigation officers as they help in cleaning different communities.

As a way of enforcing their responsibility, flood mitigation officers have embarked on cleaning one of the largest drainages in the Lumley Community.

Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyer commended their effort and said they will continue the flood mitigation activities in other high-risk communities to prevent flooding in the city.