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FACT-CHECKED

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Yes, Freetown City Council has banned street trading on 23 designated streets within Freetown Municipality.

SLAJ-iVerify has fact-checked the press statement making rounds on social media, claiming Freetown City Council (FCC) has banned street trading on 23 designated streets within the Municipality and found it to be true.

Claim

Freetown City Council bans street trading

Rating Justification

A press statement making rounds on social media, claiming Freetown City Council (FCC) has banned street trading on 23 designated streets within the Municipality.

SLAJ-iVerify has fact-checked the claim and found it to be true.

To arrive at this conclusion, SLAJ-iVerify contacted Yvonne Aki-Sawyer, the Mayor of FCC, who confirmed the claim is true.

“Yes it is true. The traders are being re-directed to designate trading streets, namely: Malamah Thomas Street, Ecowas Street, Regent Street, Sackville Street and Free Street,” the Mayor said.

Evidence and References

Yvonne Aki-Sawyer, Mayor Freetown City Council