President Edgar Lungu’s bilateral relationships with Kenyan counterpart Uhuru Kenyatta have resulted in 50 Zambian youngsters receiving world-class training in hospitality and tourism at Utalii College in Kenya.
According to Zambia’s High Commissioner to Kenya, Joyce Kasosa, the scholarship recipients were recent secondary school graduates between the ages of 18 and 22.
This was revealed in Nairobi, Kenya, when Kenya Utalii College Principal Hashim Mohamed presented Ms. Kasosa with diplomas.
Ms. Kasosa stated that the scholarships were made possible by a deal established in 2018 between President Lungu and his Kenyan counterpart, Uhuru Kenyatta.
She said the collaboration was aimed at enhancing bilateral ties and increasing cooperation in sectors such as tourism, transport, trade, investment, air link and regional security.
“The students are upbeat about the skills learnt and were looking forward to making a huge impact in the Zambian hospitality industry,” Ms. Kasosa indicated.
She stated that the move was a major boost for the Zambian hospitality and tourism market.
Ms. Kasosa disclosed that at least 17 out of 50 Zambian students had since graduated after receiving certification to work globally.
Kenya’s Utalii College is distinguished for providing world-class training for both the local and international hospitality and tourism industry.
This is contained in a statement issued to ZANIS by Zambia’s Tourism Attaché in Nairobi Kenya, Kaluwe Wasamunu.