A high powered eight-member delegation of local Government officials from Zimbabwe is in the United States on a two-week fact-finding mission on running local authorities.
The group - comprising local authorities Association President Nimrod Chiminya, Bulawayo Mayor Thaba Patrick Moyo, Masvingo Mayor Femius Chakabuda, the Harare town clerk and high ranking officials from other councils - are in Washington at the invitation of the United States' State Department.
The delegation met with State Department officials in Washington DC Tuesday and later held discussions on investment opportunities in Zimbabwe with members of the Zimbabwe diaspora in the US capital.
The delegation is expected to visit Chicago, Missouri and Baltimore.
Meanwhile, the group Wednesday visited the City of Baltimore. Nancy Hafford Executive Director of the Baltimore-based Towson Chamber of Commerce said she hopes the Zimbabwean delegation will learn a lot about how her city conducts its activities.
"We hope that they will learn about how we have successfully run some programs that have been financially rewarding for our chamber," said Hafford.
She told VOA Studio7 this was the first African state that had visited her city and she was excited to host Zimbabwe.