Ms Mary Kane- President- Sister Cities International yesterday officially launched the Eastern Africa Sister Cities at a function in Nairobi that was graced by His Excellency Ambassador BP Emmanuel Hatega- Uganda High Commission, Nairobi and Permanent Mission to UNCHS [Habitat] and Unep, Mr. Lukwago Erias- Lord Mayor- Kampala Capital City Authority, Cllr Sichele- Mayor- Municipal Council of Kakamega, the Town Clerk Municipal Council of Kakamega and many other guests.
Odhiambo T Oketch, Mr. Lukwago Erias-Lord Mayor Kampala Capital City Authority and Amb BP Emmanuel Hatega- Uganda High Commission, Nairobi and Permanent Mission to UNCHS [Habitat] and Unep at the launch yesterday the 29th Feb 2012
The Eastern Africa Sister Cities [EASC] was established following the signing of a Memeorandum of Understanding between Sister Cities Internation and the Inter Region Economic Network [IREN] in August 2011.
EASC's main goals are to develop, coordinate, incubate, help sustain existing City, Town and Municipality links worldwide with emphasis to promote a south to south City Twinning and Strengthen Sister Cities in Eastern Africa Region. Mr. James Shikwati is the President of EASC while Mr. Raymond Kiptum is the Program Manager.
Mr. James Shikwati- President of EASC during the launch
Sister Cities International [SCI] was founded in 1956 by USA President Dwight D Eisenhower as a non-profit citizen diplomacy network that creates and strengthens partnerships between USA and International Communities.
Ms Mary Kane- President Sister Cities International during the launch
It strives to build global cooperation at the Municipal Level, promotes cultural understanding and stimulates economic development. The current President is Ms Mary Kane.
Odhiambo T Oketch talking with Cllr Sichele- the Mayor of the Municipal Council of Mombasa. Partly hidden is the Town Clerk- Municipal Council of Kakamega
We at KCDN and The Monthly Nationwide Clean-up Campaign are privileged to have been invited to be part of this great transformation taking place in the Eastern Africa Region. We are looking forward to creating more links and working with the people of Eastern Africa towards a Clean, Green and Litter Less Eastern Africa.
'Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change we seek'- President Barack Obama of the USA.
A Clean, Green and Litter Less Kenya at 50 is possible and achievable.
Odhiambo T Oketch
CEO KCDN Kenya,
National Coordinator- The Monthly Nationwide Clean-up Campaign
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