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Maka B Tounkara

Zambia, 2013

Maka B Tounkara
  • Current Place of Residence: Lusaka

  • University: University of Zambia

  • Current/Recent Course: Bachelor of Arts in Economics (2012)

Maka won the Citi Bank Scholarship for best overall final year student in economics, and graduated this year with Distinction. During the course of his degree he served as Vice President of the University of Zambia (UNZA) Business and Economics Association and was elected Business and Finance Chairperson for the Council of Hall Representatives. Maka also contributed to a scheme to raise awareness and understanding of HIV within the University community. By way of recreation, Maka is a keen football player. Maka is working currently as an Intern in the Budget Office of the Ministry of Finance and as a Staff Development Fellow in the economics department at UNZA. Longer term, Maka envisages a career as an academic engaged in policy work.