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Windhoek, Jamaica’s Kingston sign twinning agreement


WINDHOEK, FEB 7 — Namibia’s Windhoek and Jamaica’s Kingston on Wednesday signed here a twinning agreement to strengthen cooperation between the two cities.

Under the twinning agreement, inked between Namibia’s Windhoek and Jamaica’s Kingston municipalities, the two sides will foster collaboration in various areas including infrastructure improvement, technical and social expertise input, environmental restoration, water, and waste management as well as local governance.
Muesee Kazapua, mayor of the City of Windhoek, said the twinning agreement becomes the first that Windhoek has signed in the Caribbean Region.

According to Kazapua, contemporary municipal challenges demand that countries and cities think globally and maximize on opportunities for sectoral cooperation, with a focus on both trade, investment and tourism.

“We should, therefore, strengthen business-to-business linkages, encouraging stronger trade and investment in key sectors that are mutually beneficial to Windhoek and Kingston,” he said Wednesday.
Delroy Williams, Mayor of Kingston, Jamaica, said that the agreement is further set to boost investment and knowledge management in housing, youth development, sports and culture.

The Jamaican delegation visited various city services in Windhoek, including the Gammams Waste Water Treatment Plant, New Goreangab Water Reclamation Plan and Ujams Industrial Waste Water Reclamation Plant as well as Namibia’s coastal town Walvis Bay during the weeklong visit in Namibia. – XINHUA