KwaZulu-Natal and Maputo explore cooperation
27 June 2011 – The KwaZulu-Natal Provincial government is visiting Maputo (Mozambique) on a Technical visit in order to embark on a fact finding mission which will identify possible areas of cooperation in preparation for signing an MOU between the two provinces in August. Topics that are being explored include; Tourism, People to people relations, Border Security, Agriculture, Wildlife Conservation, Foot & Mouth control, Malaria control, Arts & Culture , Economic exchanges in trade & investment as well as Education
The KwaZulu-Natal technical delegation will be in Maputo for five days in order to engage Maputo counterparts on the above mentioned topics. Deliberations commenced with the Director General Mr. NVE Ngidi and his team paying a courtesy call on the Governor of Maputo Province Ms. Maria Elias Jonas held at the 'Governo da Provincia de Maputo' (Maputo Provincial Government) offices.
Mr. NVE Ngidi said in his opening remarks that he is looking forward to packaging action plans on the opportunities identified and implementation commencing immediately so that the forthcoming signing of formal agreements will merely be a confirmation of the work that's made significant progress. He emphasised that this mission is focussed purely on implementation plans with clear time frames and achievable objectives and not only on discussion sessions.
PHOTOS AND STORY BY REINHARDT HARTZENBERG