Lusaka Mayor His Worship Wilson Kalumba and Zambia Police Service Inspector General Mr. Kakoma Kanganja have arrived in Albuquerque, New Mexico for consultations and future partnerships between Zambia and New Mexico under the Sister Cities Foundation.
According to a press statement released to the media by Patricia Littiya, the First Secretary (Press and Public Relations) at the Zambian Embassy Washington DC, Mayor Kalumba and I.G. Kanganja are leading a delegation that includes council officials and Zambia police. The Zambian delegation is being hosted by Sister City Foundation New Mexico Chaired by Patrick Mapalo, a Zambian who lives in Albuquerque.
I.G Kanganja is expected to hold talks with the Albuquerque Chief of Police Gorden Eden at which the two are expected to discuss the planned training program for the Zambia Police Air wing that will see the first batch of 20 officers train with the Albuquerque Police Department.
The first call of business for the delegation will be a courtesy call on Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry at the Civic Plaza.
Lusaka City Council is expected to two fire tenders and two ambulances valued at $3.5 million.
The delegation that includes, Zambia Police Service Director Training Dr. Charles Musonda Mbita and Lusaka City Council Public Relations Manager Mr. Mulunda Habeenzu is expected to among other things hold talks with New Mexico Governor Suzanna Martinez. In 2014 Lusaka city twinned with Albuquerque city.
The Zambian delegation last night met with the delegation from Lanzhou City in China under the auspices of the Sister Cities Foundation. Lusaka is expected to Twin with Lanzhou City.