Sierra Leone: Freetown City Council (FCC) has concluded the first phase of the flood mitigation intervention in order to prevent the city from flooding in the months ahead.
If you may recall, year in and year out, Freetown had been predominantly flooded, resulting in billions of Leones in losses and even sometimes leads to loss of lives.
In order to minimize the effect, the FCC Mayor Yvonne Aki- Sawyer introduced the flood mitigation program, which they have been doing for the past three years.
While speaking of the intervention of the Council, at Black Hall Road on Saturday, where the drainages were blocked by garbage deposited on the Streets by community people, she said they have concluded the mitigation exercise so far, as to prevent the city from flooding.
The mayor said the mitigation was done in 60 communities across the capital, which was not an easy task to accomplish.
She called on Freetonians to desist from the habit of throwing their garbage on the Streets and drainages which has the tendency to cause severe disasters and inconvenience to residents and pedestrians.
She however appealed for people to be using the right channel to deposit their wastes, rather than creating unnecessary work for Council.
According to Councillor Musa Sesay of Ward 421 they are going to put effective monitoring in place to ensure that his Ward and Constituency as a whole is clean. He said people are just too stubborn as tricycle boys are going around on a daily basis to collect their wastes for a minimum of Le 2,000 per bag.
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