Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 March 2023:
Freetown’s most popular and successful Mayor – Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, has today confirmed that she will be running for re-election on June 24th, after completing her five-year term as the most hardworking mayor the city of Freetown has ever had, despite political witch-hunt by the ruling SLPP to remove her from office and prevent her from contesting the forthcoming election.
To the delight of her hundreds of thousands of supporters across the City, this morning she said: “On this International Women’s Day, I am pleased to announce that I am running for re-election as the Mayor of Freetown on 24th June 2023”.
You can watch Mayor Aki-Sawyerr’s re-election announcement video here:
Last Friday, 3rd March, 2023, Mayor Aki-Sawyerr was in South Carolina, USA where she delivered a keynote address at World Hope International’s Vision Summit, focusing on access to safe clean water, health and social protection.
Speaking about the event, Mayor Aki-Sawyerr said: “World Hope International has been a committed development partner; and it was lovely to meet with some of the people who make this work possible.”