No nuisance on New Year’s eve! > Swaziland

Posted On December 29, 2006

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MBABANE Municipal Council Mayor Bennedict Bennett has thanked residents and visitors for their good behaviour during the Christmas holidays. He said the city had always enjoyed a relatively quiet and peaceful Christmas celebrations in years.

Bennett said: “This is a good sign of a city destined to be the ‘Preferred Destination in southern Africa’.”

He further implored residents to keep up the good behaviour during the New Year’s Day celebrations over the weekend.

“I hope no one will cause any nuisance against fellow residents, especially neighbours. Residents should respect each other, especially by avoiding making loud noise and uncontrolled fireworks displays. Most importantly, do not over drink, let alone drink and drive,” he said.

On another note, the Mayor said 2006 had been a busy year for councillors and employees. “During the year we witnessed a number of activities being successfully carried out by Council,” he said.

Bennett said, among other projects, the Municipality continued to engage in joined projects with other institutions, within and outside Swaziland. “The co-operation between the city of Mbabane and the cities of Salo in Finland continued even this year. In the co-operation, the city of Salo looked at further collaboration projects with the city of Mbabane, especially with regard to refurbishing recreational facilities and protecting the environment,” he stated.

In the previous year, Council sent five students and a teacher on an exchange visit and this year six students and a teacher were given a chance to undergo the same exercise. Bennett said the basic focus of the relations was to promote cultural exchange between the people of both cities, especially the youth.