Oshakati and Ondangwa visit Angola towns to twin

13 Sep 2016 07:50am
ONGWEDIVA, 13 SEP (NAMPA) – A delegation of political office bearers and administrative officers from the Oshakati and Ondangwa town councils on Sunday left Namibia for an eight-day visit to neighbouring Angola.
Ondjiva, Namibe and Lubango are the Angolan towns to be visited by the Namibian delegation.
Oshakati Mayor Katrina Shimbulu confirmed their departure to Nampa from the Angolan Namibe Province, some 850 kilometres from the Namibia-Angola border on Sunday evening.
The delegation includes six representatives of Oshakati and four representing the town of Ondangwa.
“We are also joined by a delegation of 10 representatives of the Angolan Consulate Office in Oshakati,” said Shimbulu.
She said the visit is on invitation by the Oshakati-based Angolan Consulate Office on 15 July this year for the parties to discuss twinning agreements.
The two Namibian town councils are responsible for the transport, accommodation and meal expenses of the delegates.
No further information regarding the agreements was available.
Twinning agreements usually facilitate the setting up of long-term relationships to promote, among others, culture, business and tourism between towns. The signatories undertake a commitment together and there is no legal recourse if any problems arise in the future.