The representative from the City of Kernen in Germany have officially handed over an ambulance, wheelchairs and medicines to Masvingo City Council as the two cities mark 25 years of cordial relations.
The gifts arrived a few weeks after the two cities celebrated the 25 years of friendship on September 26, 2019.
The Mayor of Masvingo Collen Maboke expressed his sincere gratitude to the people of Kernen for their kind gesture.
“On behalf of the people of Masvingo we are grateful for the kind gestures you are showing to us, we are blessed to have a twin town that is Kernen,” said Maboke.
The city of Kernen and Masvingo got into an agreement 25 years ago giving birth to the Masvingo- Kernen Association.
The delegation from Kernen arrived in Masvingo in September and toured various health and needy institutions including Runyararo Clinic, Mucheke Old People’s Home and Alpha Cottages.
The chairperson of the Kernen delegation, Christian Fleischer, said the people of Kernen are happy to have a twin city like Masvingo and they are happy to help their fellow town.
“Masvingo is like our second home and we no longer feel like we are visiting when we visit the city but we feel at home,” said Fleischer.
The Kernen municipality had last visited Masvingo in June 2016.