The Mayor of Freetown City Council, Yvonne Aki Sawyerr, has on Sunday, 5th November, 2023 visited Kroo Bay Community to see the construction site of their new primary school; a construction funded by the Sustain for Life, a Swiss base charitable organization.
The Mayor, in her speech, said this morning I was delighted to be in the Kroo Bay Community for a visit to the construction site of their new primary school. She continued that through an engagement that started with the former Councillor Murray Conteh, with Sustain for Life for funding of the construction of a primary school with twelve classrooms, a Staff room, a computer lab, a library and community hall.
It could be recalled that Freetown City Council approved the demolition of the old community centre to make space for the new structure that will cater for the educational needs of hundreds of disadvantaged children in this deprived community.
The School structure will be handed over to Freetown City Council and the Kroo Bay Community at the end of the construction, which is estimated to be around next year June.
Yvonne Aki Sawyerr further said that it was great to discuss with the Funding Humanitarian Oorganization’s founder, Sustain for Life, Massimo Gini, and Africa Manager, Thierry Younga, possibilities for additional upgrades to the Kroo Bay Community including improvement to the community health centre.
Constructing a community access road and building back better housing following the recent fire disaster, she said besides the primary school, four toilets and shower cubicles were already being built. She said community buy-in is critical for successful project implementation so we conducted the site visit with Chief Kabempa, Councillor Abdulai Kabba and other community stakeholders. The site visit also witnessed the presence of Gibril Jalloh of Austic Society, Deputy Mayor, Kweku Lisk and Umaru Bangura.