Liberia: Freetown City Mayor Promises to Partner with Monrovia City Mayor in Fostering Development in the Two


Monrovia — The City Mayor of Freetown, the Capital of Sierra Leone, Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, has promised to join hands with the Monrovia City Mayor Jefferson Koijee to foster plans to develop both the City of Freetown and the City of Monrovia.

Mayor Sawyerr made the statement Tuesday at the program marking the 45th Anniversary of Monrovia Day at the Monrovia City Hall.

This year, the event happened to be the third-celebration since the ascendency of Mayor Koijee. The theme of the 45th Monrovia Day was “Smart actions for a smart city”.

Addressing the gathering, the Mayor of Freetown Madam Sawyerr disclosed that her presence at the 45th Monrovia Day Celebration signifies a good partnership.

“I’m so happy to be here today because it really marks the beginning of a much deeper and closer relationship between the City of Freetown and the City of Monrovia. Why it is matters is because you learn from people who are experiencing the same challenges as you are facing,” Madam Sawyerr noted.

“We are going to work together in the area of sanitation and other things,” the City Mayor of Freetown Madam Sawyerr added.

Madam Sawyerr furthers named many developed cities which she says are in partnership. She added that the issue of partnership is good for developed cities in the Sub-region.  

Madam Sawyerr added: “This, I believe will open a new chapter. A new chapter not only for the City of Freetown and the City of Monrovia but a new chapter for our cities in the Sub-region.”

Upon her arrival, Madam Sawyer was given a symbolic key to the city of Monrovia and in response she called on the Monrovia City Mayor to pay the same visit to the City of Freetown to strengthen the relationship of the two cities.

Also, at the 45th celebration of Monrovia Day, the Monrovia City Mayor, however, presented his annual message to the City Council and that of the residents of Monrovia.

The Mayor of the City of Monrovia listed challenges and progress made during the year under review. He also projected plans for the year 2021.

The Monrovia City Mayor called on residents to promote sanitation to keep their surrounding clean and green something he says will prevent them sicknesses.