Twinning agreement needs work: Kasete

08 Aug 2019 12:10pm
KEETMANSHOOP, 08 AUG (NAMPA) – //Kharas Regional Council (KRC)’s Chief Regional Officer (CRO), Beatus Kasete, said the economic stream under the twinning agreement between the KRC and the Northern Cape Province needs reform in order for it to benefit the people of both areas.
The twinning agreement between KRC and the Northern Cape Provincial Government of the Republic of South Africa was signed on 14 September 1999, to look at economic development opportunities, safety and security and improve education and culture tolerance.
There are three streams under the twinning agreement which are social, economic and local governance.
“We must work so that we bring economic development to the people of the two regions because that is the reason of this agreement. Currently, the other streams are very active but this stream is inactive and we need work hard,” said Kasete.
The CRO, who was speaking at the Economic Stream Workshop here on Wednesday urged those at the meeting to work very hard and closely identify tangible projects that will benefit the inhabitants of both areas.
Also speaking at the workshop, Director of Tourism Growth in the Department of Economic Development and Tourism in the Northern Cape Province, Sipho Mampe, agreed that indeed the economic stream is not as active as the other streams, saying that results in this regard are yet to be seen.
The two-day workshop brings the two regions together to update possible stakeholders on the development affairs between the two counterparts.