|Views of the city of Windhoek in|
Namibia. (Photos: Pavel Spindler
& Norbert Utz)
Thursday, January 11, 2018 Jamaica Observer
THE Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) on Tuesday voted to support a resolution for the twinning of Kingston and Windhoek, the capital city of Namibia.
The twinning is expected to cement and develop the historic and cultural ties between the Jamaican and the Namibian capital cities.
According to the resolution, the city of Windhoek used diplomatic channels to develop the initiative for the twinning of the cities.
|Views of the city of Windhoek in Namibia. |
(Photos: Pavel Spindler & Norbert Utz)
“Both cities, which share deep cultural, creative and historic ties, “have agreed to pursue and solidify the relationship through various initiatives such as, but not limited to: trade in goods and services, youth participation in governance, community empowerment and local economic development,” the resolution stated,
Councillor Vernon McLeod, who moved the resolution, said Namibia, which was a former protectorate of Germany, is 75 times the size of Jamaica. “Several languages are spoken in Namibia but English is the official language,” he said.
Namibia, according to the World Population Review publication of December 2017, has an approximate population of 2.5 million people. more