Limpopo provincial government signs agreement with Namibia's northern regions

01 Mar 2018 22:10pm
OSHAKATI, 01 MAR (NAMPA) – The Limpopo Provincial Government in South Africa signed memoranda of understanding(MoUs) with the regional councils of Oshana, Ohangwena, Omusati and Oshikoto at Oshakati on Thursday.
A member of the executive council of the Limpopo Provincial Government, Seaparo Charles Sekoati signed the MoUs with the chairpersons of the Oshana Regional Council (Gerson Kapenda); Ohangwena Regional Council (Erickson Ndawanifa); Omusati (Modestus Amutse) and Oshikoto (Samuel Shivute).
The agreements seek to grow the economy of Limpopo and the Namibian regions by focusing on the tourism sector and improving on health, agriculture, mining, education and skills development.
Sekoati said Limpopo is ready to start sharing their experience in livestock disease management, especially foot and mouth disease.
“Appreciating common features and challenges between Limpopo and the northern regions of Namibia, discussions with the authorities from the four regional councils will start exploring possible socio-economic ties for mutual benefit,” he said.
Encouraged by the need to consolidate the friendship that existed between the two countries, Sekoati said the first delegation from Limpopo visited the northern part of Namibia during the 2006 Ongwediva Annual Trade Fair (OATF).
He said the signing of the MoUs was an affirmation of Limpopo and northern Namibia’s working relations to develop and improve their economies.
“We will continue to participate in the OATF to expose our business sector to the opportunities available in our economies,” Sekoati stated.
Speaking at the same ceremony, Oshana Governor Clemens Kashuupulwa said the signing of the MoUs will help Limpopo and the four northern regions of Namibia strengthen existing relationships and establish fruitful partnerships in the areas such as economical, environmental and ecotourism development.
“I urge the parties to work hard in implementing the strategic activities in the work plans of the MoUs in order to realise actual benefits for the community,” Kashuupulwa said.
The 15-member delegation returns to South Africa on Friday.
(NAMPA)
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