The 21 Zambians Fellow participating in the United States government Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) has arrived in that country for a six week intensive program.
First Secretary for Press and Public Relations at the Zambia’s Embassy in Washington DC, Patricia Littiya says the fellows, who have been sent to various public, private institutions and academic institutions, including twenty different universities in the United States, are part of the initiative launched by President Barrack Obama to support young African leaders.
She said the Zambian fellows drawn from various professional backgrounds join several other fellows from other African countries for the six week program that will culminate into a summit to be graced by president Obama in Washington DC.
Ms. Litiya said this in a statement made available to ZANIS in Lusaka on June 17th.
She said earlier , the Embassy of Zambia Charge d’ affairs James Chisenga attended the official opening ceremony at Morgan State University in Baltimore Maryland, which one of the twenty universities hosting the Zambian fellows.
She said the prestigious Morgan State University in Baltimore Maryland, is hosting two of the 21 Zambians who are specializing in the field of Public Management.
Ms. Littiya said Mr. Chisenga welcomed Sombo Kaweza and Bwalya Zimba to the US and to the Program.
And speaking at the opening ceremony, Morgan State University President David Wilson, urged the fellows to share and learn from their experiences and world view.
Mr. Wilson observed that moving together in unity and togetherness determines the success of many new political, economic, social, technological and educational developments.