RUNDU: The Rundu Town Council and the Ruacana Town Council of the Omusati region have signed a twinning agreement at Rundu on Friday. The twinning agreement between the two towns will see them cooperating and sharing ideas and experiences various areas of mutual benefits which include cultural, educational, technical and humanitarian experiences.
The twinning agreement is also aimed at promoting the quality of life for the common good as well support and encourage opportunities among residents of the two towns. Speaking at the occasion, the Ruacana Town Council Mayor Andreas Shintama said Ruacana which was accorded the status of a Town Council on the 1s of September 2010 saw it necessary to sign the twinning agreement with the Rundu Town Council because they have a lot in common.
The Ruacana Mayor said the twinning agreement will see staffs and Councilors between the two Towns sharing experience in various areas which involves the exchanging of expertise in different local authority administration fields.
Shintama was optimistic that Ruacana will learn a lot from the Rundu Town Council which has been a Town Council for many years.
On her part, the Rundu Mayor Hilka Levi said Rundu Town being the second largest town from Windhoek population wise, serve as an administrative center where all government services relating to education, health services, agriculture, and tourism amongst others are being offered.
As a policy of Rundu Council, the Rundu Mayor said for all future twinning relation with other local authorities, the town council is interested in the exchange of knowledge on technology, local economic development strategies and programmes such as investments, municipal administration methodology and technical expertise
Levi urged the Chief Executive Officers of the two towns to make use of the twinning relation to grow from strength to strength.
The Rundu Town Council has both international and local agreement with other local authorities.
These relations include international agreement with the Municipality of Nieuwegein from the Netherland and the city of Cheboksary in Russia as well as the City of Windhoek.
(edited)RUNDU) – The Rundu Town Council and the Ruacana Town Council in the Omusati Region signed a twinning agreement here on Friday.
The agreement entails the cooperation and sharing of ideas and experiences in various areas of mutual benefit, including culture, education, and technical and humanitarian fields. It is also aimed at promoting the quality of life of the residents of both towns, as well supporting and creating opportunities for their common good.
Speaking at the occasion, Ruacana mayor Andreas Shintama said Ruacana, which was accorded the status of town council on 01 September 2010, saw it necessary to sign the twinning agreement with the Rundu Town Council because they have a lot in common.
Shintama said the twinning agreement will see staff and councillors of the two towns share experiences in various areas and exchange expertise in different local authority administration fields.
He was optimistic that Ruacana will learn a lot from the Rundu Town Council, which has been a town council for many years.
On her part, Rundu mayor Hilka Levi said Rundu, being the second largest town after Windhoek population-wise, serves as an administrative centre where all Government services relating to education, health, agriculture, and tourism, amongst others, are being offered.
According to the mayor, for all future twinning relations with local authorities, her town council is interested in the exchange of knowledge on technology, local economic development strategies and programmes such as investments, municipal administration methodology and technical expertise.
Levi urged the chief executive officers of the two towns to make use of twinning relations to grow from strength to strength.
Apart from Ruacana, the Rundu Town Council now has agreements with the City of Windhoek as well the Municipality of Nieuwegein in The Netherlands and the City of Cheboksary in Russia.