The Mayor of Freetown met with UN-Habitat to discuss the challenges of the city in terms of appropriate legal frameworks to implement city planning. These reflections were later presented
at the special session on urban rules and regulations. The discussion also highlighted the need to clarify responsibilities between the city and central government and the need for the city to improve their own revenues. The delegation was also approached by the UN programme Capital Development Fund, which helps cities getting access to capital markets and bridging relationships with donors, in order to discuss municipal finance.
Harnessing ideas, partnerships and resources to transform urban Sierra Leone: insight from SLURC participation in the UN Habitat III conference in Quito, Ecuador.
Author: Tom Doughty
Report authors: Dr. Joseph Macarthy, Abu Conteh & Sudie A. Sellu