Kavango East intends to strengthen relations with Zimbabwe

11 Sep 2017 19:40pm
RUNDU, 11 SEP (NAMPA) – The Kavango east Region is expected to enter into an agreement with Zimbabwe's Mashonaland West province for mutual cooperation in various spheres of development.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) is expected to be signed soon in this regard.
Regional Governor of Kavango East, Ambassador Samuel Mbambo speaking to Nampa on Monday said the process of preparation of the MoU is still on-going.
“We cannot sign a MoU without having the blessings of Cabinet. It is just a draft which we both looked at and worked out and each one will take a draft to its own government to go through the process as it is usually done,” said Mbambo.
The two parties intend to sign the MoU to foster and promote the existing relationship they have.
The parties intend to cooperate in good regional and local governance, exchange technical expertise and capacity building in areas such as financial management, research and development, information technology, waste water management, solid management and strategic planning.
The parties would also like to cooperate on food security, forestry, water management and environmental friendly practices as well as in trade investment activities and socio-cultural exchange.
Mbambo through his office took a delegation of 35 members to Mashonaland in June this year to establish areas of cooperation in agriculture for twinning arrangements between the two parties.