In keeping with section 152 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, Amajuba District Municipality is currently rolling out an investment drive with the view to develop and grow its local economy. Underpinning the programme is the municipality’s strategy of ensuring that the economy creates decent jobs for its people.
With the support of the Africa China Cooperation Association (ACCA), the Mayor Cllr Dr MG Ngubane led a delegation to Wudi County in the Peoples Republic of China during the 01st – 10th June 2019.
The Amajuba District Municipality’s delegation embarked on this investment mission to engage the leadership of the Wudi County on the signing of a Twinning Agreement between the two municipalities. Once signed, the agreement will form the for inter-trade and exchange programmes between the peoples of the two municipalities.
The discussions between the Amajuba District Municipality’s delegation and the leadership of Wudi focussed on key areas of cooperation such as tourism, agriculture and agri-processing, mining, industrial development, educational and training exchange programme, textile and manufacturing, etc. The delegation visited a number of companies and engaged their management on a possibility for the them to consider investing in Amajuba District Municipality.
A follow-up programme has already been agreed between the Amajuba District Municipality and the Mayor of Wudi which will see the delegation from Wudi vising Amajuba District in July 2019; and that the Twinning Agreement will be signed during this visit. The Chinese delegation will comprise leaders of industry and senior officials of the Wudi County.
The Mayor of Amajuba District Municipality’s, Cllr Dr Musa Ngubane, believes that this relationship will assist towards the economic development of Amajuba District. “We are pleased to have forged this kind of a relationship with the Wudi County. This will see the two municipalities collaborating on issues of economic development. We are grateful of the support of the Office of the Premier and the KZN Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs in ensuring that this investment drive is dealt with in strict adherence with the Constitution and the laws of the country”, said Mayor Ngubane.