People living in Henley are raising money to help rebuild their twin town in Africa, reports BBC Oxford. ...
People living in Henley are raising money to help rebuild their twin town in Africa, reports BBC Oxford.
Henley town council was twinned with Borama in Somalia 14 years ago. Communications have been difficult because of the civil war in Somalia, but Borama has become part of a new country, Somaliland, and the friendship links have been renewed.
The Henley-Boroma Association was formed in 1981. Residents collected money to fund a new power station and water system for the African town.
Following the civil war communications are opening up again and the association sent representatives to Borama to see how the town survived. Their findings were announced in Henley town hall, concluding that more money was needed to help recovery in Borama, which has struggled against the odds to restore law and order.