By Lahai Daramy
Through the International Organisation for Migration, the Freetown City Council has benefited 20 tricycles, 2 motorbikes to help the Council manage waste in the city and achieve its target of having 60% of solid and liquid waste safely collected and disposed of by 2022.
IOM, as part of its efforts to reduce irregular migration by boosting youth entrepreneurship, supported Council’s efforts to improve waste collection & create jobs in Freetown by providing tricycles, safety gear, and business training for 200 youth. IOM also provided two motorbikes for monitoring the use of the tricycles.
The youth, who make up 20 youth groups, will collect waste from residents right across the city, especially in hard to reach areas and low income communities! Freetown City Council is determined to improve sanitation in Freetown and more tricycles are set to be handed over to young people in the near future for them to start their own waste collection businesses. We kindly ask our residents to make use of their services. Residents can get their contact information, and that of other waste service providers in Freetown, by using findmeinfreetown.com or by calling 030 064 811 or 075 434014.