Rhondda Cynon Taf Mayor, Councillor Linda De Vet, has welcomed a delegation from Mbale, Uganda, to the County Borough. 

The visitors were guests of PONT, a volunteer-based charity organisation which is making a difference to lives in Mbale, Eastern Uganda. It aims to support Ugandan organisations who have the potential to tackle poverty in their towns and villages. 

During their visit to Rhondda Cynon Taf, the delegates visited the Council’s Welsh Mining Experience, The National Lido of Wales, Lido Ponty, Mayor’s Parlour, Pontypridd, and the newly-opened Alun Maddox Visitor Centre - the Council’s new interactive recycling and education centre at Bryn Pica, Llwydcoed. 

Rhondda Cynon Taf Mayor, Councillor Linda De Vet, said: “I was delighted to welcome our overseas visitors to Rhondda Cynon Taf as part of their latest visit to the area, an area they have been associated with for many years 

“The PONT organisation continues to help change the lives of people living in Mbale and hopefully the delegation will return home with plenty of stories, memories and inspirations from their time spent with us.”

 PONT, which is based in Pontypridd, was established in 2005 as a link between Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taf and Mbale. It is a partnership based on “friendship, commitment and respect.”

The main aim of the latest visit to Rhondda Cynon Taf by the Ugandan delegation was to learn more about education, waste collection, environmental protection as well as the heritage and tourism industry in Rhondda Cynon Taf.

Thousands of miles away from Rhondda Cynon Taf, Mbale is located 140 miles away from Kampala, Uganda’s capital. It has an estimated population of around 96,000 people.

Posted on Friday 18th October 2019

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