Goteborg Sister City Agreement Set to Continue The Partnership
Management Committee, consisting of officials from the City of Göteborg
and the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality, has the responsibility to
identify projects that can be mutually beneficial for both local
government institutions. It is also very important that new projects
must be identified as part of the long standing Sister City agreement
between the two institutions.

This statement by Mr Ulf Landin, a member of the Partnership Management
Committee, bodes well for the longevity of the agreement that was
entered into in November 1999. The partnership focuses on mutually
beneficial projects in arts and culture, business, municipal and urban
development (town planning), tertiary education sector and tourism.

Landin spoke after presentations by officials from the Nelson Mandela
Bay Municipality on the exchanges between the two cities on Sustainable
Development, Air Quality Management, Arts and Culture and Environmental

Nelson Mandela Bay Deputy Executive Mayor Nancy Sihlwayi, the political
champion of international relations, suggested that the municipality
must investigate the possibility of incorporating a clause in the
Performance Contracts of Executive Directors that will bind these
senior officials to deliver on projects identified by the Partnership
Management Committee.

Mr Jan Hallberg, Deputy Mayor of the City of Göteborg, said every time
when he visits Nelson Mandela Bay he is overwhelmed by the hospitality
of the city.

“We are very eager to take new steps to deal with issues together,” he

The group will tour Red Location Museum, the award-winning Nelson
Mandela Bay Stadium as well as innovative Inner City Development
Projects from 09:30 tomorrow morning.

The Göteborg delegation set foot on Nelson Mandela Bay soil on
Saturday, 7 November and will leave for Sweden on Thursday, 11 November.
Mandela Bay Municipality Contacts
(Port Elizabeth, Uitenhage
and Despatch).

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