Mayor of Freetown | #TransformFreetown | passionate about Sierra Leone & Africa | #climate change fighter | wife & mother

Freetown
Joined August 2014
I was sworn in as Mayor of Freetown on 11/5/2018. Three years on, I am grateful for what we have achieved together, conscious of the challenges that we face and confident that collectively we can overcome these challenges in order to #TransformFreetown piped.kavin.rock/H-6itkjPvTQ
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‘The key to addressing global development challenges such as #GenderEquality & #ClimateChange starts with implementing local solutions,’ #AmujaeLeader & Mayor of Freetown @yakisawyerr explained during the #Goalkeepers2030 event. Read more: bit.ly/3LQS0y3
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About to start #FCC’s monthly Council Meeting. The work to #TransformFreetown goes on
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Today visited 11th Sept disaster sites. With support of anonymous Sierra Leonean UK-based donor, we are supporting victims & survivors. We continue to advocate for #LandUsePlanning and an environmentally sensitive #BuildingPermitRegime to save lives &property. #ClimateAdaptation
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I just registered! I waited for my nearest center to open in Phase II. My process was smooth & I thank the ECSL staff. However I am aware that first time registrants in Freetown are still facing challenges, being told that they must have birth certificates, contrary to the law.
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I am calling on ECSL to accept all documents as per Sect24(1) 2022 Public Elections Act so that first time registrants are not disenfranchised! With all the challenges to date, also calling on ECSL to extend the registration period so all eligible citizens can register!
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Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr OBE retweeted
Short term GAIN For long term PAIN Why cut down trees TODAY And suffer from flooding & landslides TOMORROW? #EndDeforestationNow #ClimateChangeIsReal & will continue to affect lives & livelihoods if we fail to collectively act now. We have #OnlyOneEarth and we must protect it.
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#WorldsToDoList Cities Campaign celebrates initiatives taking place across the world. In partnership wt #ProjectEveryone & #ReunionSL, we organized a pop-up painting event to share how what others do compliment FCC’s efforts in promoting #SDGs. @TheGlobalGoals #TransformFreetown
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Two amazing women driving achievement of the #GlobalGoals! UN DSG @AminaJMohammed whose vision of & commitment to the #GlobalGoals has been critical & #PrimeMinisterMiaMotley of Barbados who has been such a strong voice for equity for #GlobalSouth. I am inspired & motivated!
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Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr OBE retweeted
Great to see Mayors @yakisawyerr & @MarvinJRees at #Goalkeepers2030 yesterday, calling for more support for city leaders to achieve the #GlobalGoals! Watch this space to see how Freetown, Bristol and other cities around the world are getting the #WorldsToDoList done.
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Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr OBE retweeted
The #RacetoResilience requires participatory #climateaction. @iclei #COP27 Africa Envoy Mayor Sefiani of #chefchaouen, Morocco joins @gmunozabogabir & Mayor @yakisawyerr to show that resilience is people-centered in @BloombergDotOrg + @UNFCCC #climateweek event.
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Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr OBE retweeted
@ArshtRock Is proud to co-host and be a part of this urgent conversation. 80% of the people displaced by climate change are women. 40% of the poorest households are headed by women. Focusing on #women & girls accelerates solutions for everyone. @yakisawyerr @KimberlyGire
We're in New York today to join a discussion on ‘Women In Cities On The Frontlines Of Climate Risk’. We look forward to a thought-provoking roundtable on what more can be done to get timely, predictable & needs informed money to women at the frontline of climate risk.
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Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr OBE retweeted
Mayor @yakisawyerr reminds us that global impact requires local community input, buy-in, and implementation. #Goalkeepers2030
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Honoured to be part of this year’s Goalkeepers event bringing together an amazing host of speakers, activists and performers all working towards achieving the Global Goals. #Goalkeepers2030 @gatesfoundation @theglobalgoals #TransformFreetown
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Yesterday I attended #ClintonGlobalInitiative reception hosted by Former Pres Bill Clinton & Hillary Clinton. Was an honor to meet both along with Malawi President Lazarus Chakwera, AFDB President Akinwumi Adesina & New York Mayor Eric Adams. #TransformFreetown
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We were introduced by my sister @IngTrudyMorgan in my second year at Fourah Bay College and we started dating in June 1986. I was 18 and studying Economics, he was 21 and studying Civil Engineering. We got married in London on Saturday 19th September 1992, 30 years ago today!
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Happy 30th wedding anniversary @SawyerrAki ! I am so grateful to God that we have been able to journey through life together! Looking forward to many more happy years of love ❤️❤️❤️
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#TransformFreetown is about #TransformingLives. Really excited re #FashionCollaboration. Will strengthen Freetown fashion industry by giving designers & garment makers exposure to Milan & London fashion industries. @BeppeSala @ODI @LabrumLondon #BiVaMiks #FashionOneSL
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Honored to speak at @gatesfoundation #Goalkeepers2022 in New York next week. Also at #ClimateChange events hosted by @BloombergDotOrg, @ArshtRock & @ClintonFdn. Will continue to share experiences & achievements & seek resources for our city. #ClimateAction #TransformFreetown
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