Monday, 4 August 2014

YALI Says Zambia Will Benefit At US-Africa Summit

By Paul Shalala

The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) says Zambia stands to benefit a lot from the US-Africa Summit in areas such as governance and youth empowerment.

YALI Governance Advisor Isaac Mwanza (left) says Vice President Guy Scott, who is representing Zambia at the summit, is expected to reap alot of benefits for the country if he opens up to President Barack Obama on Zambia's situation.

Mr Mwanza, who has just returned from the United States of America under the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, says America has a lot in store for countries like Zambia in improving governance.

He has revealed that President Obama is expected to announce three more good governance projects during the summits specifically for Africa.

Dr Scott has already arrived in the US and is expected to represent Zambia at this first ever summit.

Earlier this year, 27 young leaders from various sectors of Zambian society where in various states of the USA as part of the Washington Fellowship.

The youths were part of the 500 inaugural Washington Fellowship which President Obama has since renamed Washington Mandela Fellowship.

The Fellowship is a training ground for young African leaders who are expected to be inculcated with democratic skills aimed at improving governance on the continent.

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