Queen Elizabeth to award young Zambians

Regina Mukonda Mtonga
Regina Mukonda Mtonga

Zambia’s Regina Mtonga and Brighton Kaoma are among 60 young people from the Commonwealth countries who will today receive the first ever Queen’s young leaders award from Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham palace in London.

Mtonga and Kaoma have been recognised by the Queen for taking the lead in transforming the lives of others and for making a lasting difference in their respective communities.



Regina Mtonga is co-founder of Asikana network, a group of females aiming to empower other young women in the field of technology.

Brighton Kaoma is a second year student at the University of Zambia and has been instrumental in establishing the Unite4Climate and other environmental clubs in surrounding schools in Kitwe district.



This is according to a statement issued to ZANIS in Lusaka today by Political and Communications Officer at the British High Commission in Lusaka, Tresford Mumba.

Mr. Mumba said the winners will before receiving their award meet United Kingdom (UK) Prime Minister David Cameron at 10 Downing Street.



He said the winners will also visit the headquarters of the global social networking company, twitter and meet with senior executives at the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) World Service.

The young leaders programme was established by the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust in partnership with Comic Relief and the Royal Commonwealth Society in honour of the Queen’s 60 years of service to the Commonwealth at the time of her diamond jubilee.