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09 September 2016 In Blog 0 comment

NORWALK, Conn. -- Lunda Asmani joined others in remembering the 9/11 terror attacks in a memorial service in front of Norwalk City Hall.

He's just four weeks into his new job as the city's director of management and budgets after moving from Newton, Kan., and vividly remembers the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

"(I was) was so many miles away at the time from New York in Kansas, but it was just a national tragedy," Asmani said.

He moved to the United States in 1998 from his native Tanzania to do graduate work at Wichita State and was working as an intern with a county government in 2001. Asmani and other interns were assigned to work with elementary school children in the county to help them create a mural of their art work in the weeks after the attacks.

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31 January 2016 In Blog 0 comment

Pursuant to DICOTA Bylaws, following the Board of Trustee elections, the Board of Trustees held their inaugural board meeting on Thursday January 14 and reorganized. The Board of Trustees is now organized as follows. 

 

Board Chair
Lunda Asmani, Kansas

Board Secretary
Jessica Che Mponda, New York

Trustee Board Members
Miriam Chiume, New York
Gerald (Jerry) Mkony, Texas
Asha Nyang’anyi, Maryland
Kurwa Nyigu, Virginia
Mbakisya  A. Onyango, Tennessee
Crispin Semakula, Minnesota
Nasibu Sareva, Minnesota

Past Chair
Frederick Mjema, Oklahoma

The Board is ready to work. Among the top priorities is implementing its strategic plan which includes strengthening and collaborating with various Tanzania Communities in the Unites States  and ensuring a successful 2016 Convention in Dallas, Texas.

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