PREMIER MTSHWENI TO SIGN MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH MAPUTO PROVINCE IN MOZAMBIQUE
15 May 2018
Mpumalanga Premier Refilwe Mtshweni will on Friday 18 May 2018, lead a provincial delegation on an outbound mission to Mozambique to sign a memorandum of understanding [MOU] with the Government of the Province of Maputo.
Premier Mtshweni will sign an MOU with the Governor of Maputo Province, His Excellency Raimundo Maico Doimba, aimed at developing and expanding on the economic potential of the two provinces, especially in the agricultural sector.
The MOU between the two provinces is also aimed at maximizing investment opportunities in various areas of cooperation, promote and encourage capacity building actions of government agencies, private sector organisations and civil society. It is further intended at promoting and encouraging the development of tourism and other related activities.
It seeks to renew, strengthen and deepen ties between the two provinces as it will focus on cooperation in the areas of agriculture and agro-processing, trade and investment, tourism development, infrastructure and transport logistics as well as local government, culture and sports.
The Premier is expected to arrive in Maputo on Thursday, and pay a courtesy visit to the Commission of the Republic of South Africa at Maputo City. Prior to the business meeting and the signing ceremony on Friday, Premier Mtshweni will visit the graves of the ANC militants killed during apartheid to pay respect to the Matola Raid victims, including vising the gravesite of Moses Mabhida at Lhanguene Cemetery.
Premier Mtshweni will be accompanied by Community Safety Security and Liaison MEC Pat Ngomana, Agriculture Rural Development Land Environmental Affairs MEC Vusi Shongwe, Public Works Roads and Transport Head of Department Sindi Xulu, MEGA CEO Xola Sithole, MRTT CEO Riaan Osthuizen, MTPA CEO John Nobunga and one of her special advisors Mr Zweli Mncube.
The Premier has appointed Health MEC Gillion Mashego as the Acting Premier while she will be out of the country who is expected to be sworn-in on Thursday morning.Issued by Zibonele Mncwango
Spokesperson: Mpumalanga Premier
Mpumalanga Provincial Government
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