China city in MoU with Kitale town
CHINA and Kenya have signed a memorandum of understanding to clean Kitale town. The cooperation is between the town and the Chinese city of Jingdezhen. The signing of the MOU was geared by minister for forestry and Wildlife Noah Wekesa. The MoU was negotiated between the vice chairman of the standing committee of Jiangxi provincial people’s congress, Chen Anzhong and Wildlife minister Noah Wekesa.
Anzhong signed the MoU on behalf of the Chinese government while Peter Waswa signed on behalf of Kitale mayor Charles Bonyo. According to the MOU, the two towns will actively push forward the exchanges and cooperation in forestry, environmental protection, light industry and tourism. “The two sides will also make common efforts to promote mutual cooperation and look forward to establishing a sister relationship on the basis of mutual understanding and benefits “states the MOU.
Present during the agreement at Nzoia County Council Hall in Kitale were Minister Noah Wekesa, Nzoia County council chairman Fredrick Kwanusu, Trans Nzoia County commissioner Charity Chepkonga, MYW treasurer Naomi Okul, former MYW Zipporah Kittony and local civic leaders. Wekesa said, Chinese government has been of great help to Kenya adding, the Kenyan government has reciprocated by awarding tenders giving an example of Kitale-Webuye road which was recently awarded to Chinese company.
“China has a forest cover of 65 percent, while Kenya is only at four percent. But the China was at the same forest cover as Kenya fifty years ago, that is why there is more to learn from China” said Wekesa. Kittony praised Chinese government saying Kenyan women visited Beijing in 1995 which helped to uplift the living standard of women in Kenya. Anzhong said the Chinese government will continue to help Kenya with human resource, scholarships, environmental improvement and provision of jobs.