A letter of friendship is headed to Zambia this year, as Nelson moves ahead with plans to form a sister city relationship with the district of Kaoma.
The city will send a letter of introduction to the district via a representative of the Victoria International Development Education Association. Hand delivering the letter is considered more respectful, though it makes for a slower process.
“It may just take a couple of years,” says councillor Donna Macdonald. “It’s a very rural area and they don’t have internet or fax machines or anything, and they’re a person-to-person culture.”
Council may receive a reply from Kaoma in the summer of 2012.