Town Twinning

History and development of the town twinning between Mwanza and Wuerzburg

and what vitalises it today:

mutual visits - internships and trainings - important events in the sister city


Visit to Mwanza from Oct 30 to Nov 4, 2009

Images: Mwanza-Tournee VOICES 2009

Music Bridges The Gap

A performance in Africa is a dream for many European musicians. What even professionals are dreaming of, the Wuerzburg gospel choir ”voices” managed: In November 2009 they gave a guest performance in Mwanza i.e. Wuerzburg’s twintown. The 28 members of the choir returned home full of new impressions.

A few suffered from painful diseases, but most of the singers enjoyed their stay, at the most the crowded timetable made them suffer a bit.

The official programme did not only come along with several performances, but also with visits of social institutions and meetings with the town’s officials.


Friday, 30 Oct. 09

Morning: Arrival Mwanza

Saturday, 31 Oct. 09

Late morning: Transfer to Furahisha Open Space

Meeting with MVC Choir and Benjamin Mgonzwa

Preparation of joint concert

16:00 Furahisha Open Space: Joint Concert with the MVC Choir and Benjamin

Official Donation of the 1000 School desks to the City of Mwanza


This spring some people escaped the cold temperatures of Würzburg , having been invited by the City of Mwanza . As they arrived there on February 20th , 2009, they they were warmly welcomed by the Lord Mayor Leonard Bihondo. 20 persons from Würzburg had come to meet the people of Mwanza to get to know their partners better.

At the Infusion Project of the Lutheran Church in Moshi:




Welcome by Dr. B. Köhler (2nd from l.) at the Moshi Infusion Project

from the left: Regine Samtleben, Dr. Bernd Köhler, Hans Peter Hasch, Rosa Grimm, Benita Stolz, Dr. Pia Beckmann, Rainer Beckmann

April 2nd to 25th, 2007: Skill enhancement for Mr. Thobias Bujiku, Mwanza City Transport Officer, und Mr. Mussa Kaboni, Second in charge Fire Brigade Officer, with Wuerzburg Professional Fire Brigade and Clean Environment Office. This training prepares the taking over of a waste disposal lorry that will be sent to Mwanza in springtime this year.

Mr. Mussa Kaboni grew familiar with the techniques of fire prevention, rescue skills, first aid, and breathing devices. In Mwanza three up-to-date fire fighting vehicles are on duty.

The training targets materialised more exactly in the process. When it turned out that the Wuerzburg fire fighters had a complete breathing device testing unit in their store - working without complicated electronics  - Mr. Mussa Kaboni underwent ain-depth training on this device. Therefore he will be able to apply and maintain the up to date unused breathing apparatuses in Mwanza.

On November 23rd, 2008 Mr. Joseph Mlinzi, Public relations and Town-twinning Officer visited Wuerzburg.
At this occation environment topics came to the fore: re-afforestation, composting, and drinking water processsing.

Mr. Joseph Mlinzi from Mwanza with manager Mr. Dormann viewing the Wuerzburg composting plant

OB Dr. Beckmann and OB BihondoOn June 23rd Lord Mayor Leonard Bihondo from Mwanza payed his traditional visit to their sister city Wuerzburg. Mr. Bihondo remained for only six days, whereas his escort Mr. Joseph Mlinzi stayed on until July 7th. Besides the official visiting program including the Mozart Festivities our Association entertained the visitors. 

The visitors' program comprised the Municipal reception on the occasion of the Mozart Festival, a trip to Creglingen und Rothenburg, visits to the Chamber of Handicrafts and the Waste Disposal Department, the Public Green Areas' Office, and the Professional Fire Brigade.


Representatives and Delegations from Wuerzburg Visiting Our Sister City Mwanza

Representatives and Delegations from Mwanza Visiting Wuerzburg

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