Lusaka twins with Albuquerque City in New Mexico USA
Washington DC- Thursday 2 October, 2014
Lusaka twins with Albuquerque City in New Mexico USA.
Lusaka City Council has today twinned with Albuquerque City in New Mexico USA under the Sister Cities International.
Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry and Lusaka City Deputy Mayor Potipher Tembo signed the memorandum of understanding to formalize twinning of the two cities at the City Hall today.
Speaking at the historic event Mayor Berry said the twining of the two cities was historic as Lusaka was the first African city to twin with Albuquerque.
Mayor Berry added that the two cities would share cultural, educational and economic opportunities with the signing of the memorandum of understanding.
And Lusaka City Deputy Mayor Potipher Tembo, said his council is interested in exploring learning opportunities especially in the area of engineering, infrastructure development and staff development.
Witnessing the event was Zambia’s Ambassador to the United States Palan Mulonda who stated that the signing of the agreement will allow the two cities share best practices in service delivery and afford Lusaka City Council the opportunity to enhance its local governance capacities.
Lusaka City Council Councilor McBride Sekeleti and Director of Legal Services Michael Mwape Moono also witnessed the event.
The memorandum of understanding focuses on promotion of arts, education, technology and infrastructure development.
The twinning ceremony was witnessed by several city and county representatives including Albuquerque City Council President Ken Sanchez, council members, the New Mexico Office of African American Affairs, the Albuquerque Sister Cities Foundation and the Albuquerque Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
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