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kumasi sister city partnerships

Kumasi – Almere Sister Cities Relationship
Since 1996 Kumasi has maintained city ties with Almere (Netherlands).  The ties were formalised in the Kumasi-Almere Sister Cities Agreement 2001 – 2006 and signed in October, 2001.

The two cities have initiated several successful projects; MERC, MMTP and LAN with encouraging results.  During the formation phase (2005) both cities have developed an overall project to combine these several experiences.  This process is encouraged by the Logo South Programme and the initiatives from VNG International and NALAG.

The SamenWerk Foundation supports and initiates various community projects in Kumasi (Schools, street Children, Sanitation, Waste Management and Gender).

To assist Kumasi strengthen its IGF, the Asokwa Sub Metropolitan District Council has been chosen for piloting in a bid to increase tax revenue. The project period is 2 years (2006 – 2008).

Cooperation of the City Of Kumasi and the City Of Ouagadougou
Within the context of their strong/common cultural and historical ties and being part of the same geo-political and economic environment (The African Union, NEPAD, ECOWAS), Ghana and Burkina Faso are making frantic efforts to strengthen and sustain these friendly ties of solidarity, brotherliness and cooperation between the two countries.

As a result the city of Kumasi and Ouagadougou have entered into an agreement on decentralised cooperation it was signed on September 1, 2003 and came into force on December 20, 2003.  It is to last for a period of three (3) years and it is renewable by a reciprocal or tacit agreement by the two parties.

Areas covered by the agreement include;
  1. Commerce
  2. Training
  3.  Sports and culture
  4. Interactions between elected representatives and the technical services and
  5.  Municipal Policing.
Kumasi – Atlanta Partnership (KAP)
The Kumasi – Atlanta Partnership is a partnership between Kumasi in Ghana and Atlanta in the State of Georgia, United States.

The partnership was established in April 2005 during an initial reconnaissance visit to Kumasi with the aim of harnessing the capacity and dynamism of Atlanta to strengthen the social and economic sector capacity of Kumasi to reduce urban poverty.

The partnership will utilise Atlanta’s institutional knowledge and experience in effectively expanding business, trade and employment.

The initial partners include Care International, Georgia State University, Habitat for Humanity, Global Action, City of Atlanta – Mayor’s Office, Goodworks International Africa – Atlanta Trade Association, the World Bank, among others.

Programme activities include;
1.    Education and Exchange
2.    Business, Tourism and Trade
3.    Local Government and Public Policy
4.    Environment and Urban Planning
5.    Legal and Judicial Development
6.    Public Health.

Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) KMA Project
This is a partnership between the city of Kumasi and the Cowichan Valley Regional District located on Victoria Island in the province of British Columbia off the west coast of Canada.

Some of the stakeholders are the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), NALAG and ALGP.  This partnership is under the Local Governance Capacity Building Country Programme.

Under this programme a project on Public Education on Revenue Generation and Taxation is being piloted at the Adum Town Council in the Subin Sub Metropolitan District Council.

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