The capitals of Zambia and Kenya were made twin cities at a ceremony performed in Nairobi, Kenya, on Wednesday (21 February) by their respective mayors.
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Background: The capitals of Zambia and Kenya were made twin cities at a ceremony performed in Nairobi, Kenya, on Wednesday (21 February) by their respective mayors.
The Mayor of Lusaka, Councillor Fleefort Chirwa, led a 14-man Zambian civic delegation to Nairobi for the ceremony.
Nairobi's Lady Mayor, Councillor Miss Margaret Kenyatta, and Mr. Chirwa both signed and exchanged copies of a resolution to ratify the twin city ceremony at Nairobi Town Hall.
Councillor Kenyatta said before the signing that such ceremonies served as catalysts to strengthen the pan-Africanism movement which the leaders of both countries strongly supported.
SYNOPSIS: Civic officials from Zambia and Kenya gathered at Nairobi Town Hall on Wednesday for a ceremony making their respective capital twin cities.
A fourteen-man Zambian delegation was led by the Mayor of Lusaka, Councillor Fleefort Chirwa.
The lady Mayor of Nairobi, Councillor Miss Margaret Kenyatta, spoke before the ceremony. She said such meetings served as catalysts to strengthen the pan-Africanism movement which the leaders of both countries strongly supported. By coming together, the two cities could help each other.
During a week-long stay in Kenya, the Zambian delegation has been touring new housing projects in Nairobi. Both cities are plagued by the problem of shanty towns, and Mr. Chirwa said he was interested in how Nairobi was tackling them.
Miss Kenyatta -- a daughter of Kenya's President Jomo Kenyatta -- signed the document joining the two African capitals. It was also signed by the Mayor of Lusaka and the Town Clerks of both cities.
All that remained to complete the ceremony was for the two Mayors to exchange copies of the document. Later, a banquet took place in Nairobi's Charter Hall.