The partnership aims to make Kano able to access both technical and material support from the Welsh government through a programme, The Welsh for Africa Health Link, according to William Mutanza, coordinator of Africa Diaspora Agenda.
The agreement forms part of an initiative of Wales for Africa Programme, a framework for international sustainable development initiated by the government of Wales in assisting African communities to develop and achieve the Millennium Development Goals, said Mutanza in a statement in Lagos.
“The project presents invaluable assistance and opportunities for African communities to advance particularly in the area of health. Governor of Kano State, Dr. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso is set to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Welsh government under the Wales for Africa Health Link.
“The official partnership declaration and signing of Memorandum of Understanding between the Kano State government and the Wales for Africa health Link will be conducted at a summit themed: Building Global Partnership for Development: An Overview of Kano State, which will be held in Cardiff, Wales in January 2014,” the statement read.