Ba-Phalaborwa Municipality Mayor, Merriam Malatji and Mopani District Executive Mayor, Pule Shayi have embarked on a visit to Mozambique for a proposed twinning agreement with Massingir District.

The visit is aimed at establishing a twinning agreement between the two municipalities, fostering collaboration and mutual growth.

Mayor M Malatji says the Twinning agreements serve as platforms for the interchange of knowledge and innovative practices among municipalities.

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“This collaborative initiative includes partnerships in key sectors such as tourism, agriculture, and commerce, fostering opportunities for trade and
investment. Beyond economic considerations, twinning agreements encourage cultural and educational exchanges,” she said.

Ba-Phalaborwa Municipality Mayor, Merriam Malatji and Mopani District Executive Mayor, Pule Shayi have embarked on a visit to Mozambique for a proposed twinning agreement with Massingir District.
Ba-Phalaborwa Municipality Mayor, Merriam Malatji addressing delegates at Twinning Meeting

Malatji has encouraged the residents of Ba-Phalaborwa to recognize the potential benefits of the proposed twinning agreement in driving economic growth.

“As we embark on this journey, exploring the beautiful landscapes of Massingir and engaging in fruitful discussions. We will be able to clearly identify where our two Municipalities share common challenges and aspirations.

“It is through such exchanges that we will find inspiration and innovative solutions. To address the socio-economic needs of our respective communities,” she added.

TWINNING AGREEMENT BETWEEN BA-PHALABORWA AND MASSINGIR DISTRICT

Mopani Executive Mayor Pule Shayi says it is the obligation of the district municipality to support local Municipalities as per the  District Development Model.

“We support Ba-Phalaborwa Municipality in the context that the district development model is anchored around one plan,” he said.

He said the Twinning agreement is core to undermining the socio-economic challenges but also to creating regional economic synergies with SADC.

“The people of Mopani and Massingir also stand to benefit massively from these efforts”.

Ba-Phalaborwa Municipality Mayor, Cllr Merriam Malatji has officially welcomed at least 380 environmental workers who will partake in the Municipal Cleaning and Greening programme.

The programme is in partnership with the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment. This is to combat environmental degradation and eliminate litter and illegal dumping throughout the Ba-Phalaborwa Municipality.

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Mayor, Cllr Merriam Malatji, expressed her delight with the programme. She cited that the programme will assist the municipality to reclaim its former glory as the cleanest town in the country.

The mayor also added that this mass employment element is done to address the challenge of unemployment and the alleviation of poverty in Ba-Phalaborwa communities.

 380 environmental workers appointed to clean Ba-Phalaborwa communities
Ba Phalaborwa Municipality

BA-PHALABORWA MUNICIPALITY APPOINT 380 ENVIRONMENTAL WORKERS

She was accompanied by the speaker, Cllr Oliver Mabunda, Chief Whip, Cllr Didodo Rapatsa and the Municipal Manager, Dr Lucas Pilusa.

Meanwhile, the municipality has also alerted all residents that they are currently experiencing a cable fault. It is affecting the following extensions in Ward 12,  Extension 2,3,4 and 8B.

The team needs to locate the exact location of the cable fault before repairs can resume.

“Apologies for the inconvenience caused. We will provide you with further updates in due course,” said the municipality.