Zambia wins corruption fight Award at AU

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Elizabeth Phiri

Addis Ababa- 12th February  2019

Zambia  has been given an award by the African Union for its role against corruption.

The Score Card Awards are given annually and this years ‘s award by the  African Union to Zambia was a recognition for progress made in mainstreaming gender in the fight against corruption.

The award was received by the Minister of Gender Affairs, Hon. Elizabeth Phiri on behalf of President Edgar Lungu.

President Lungu has placed in key positions women such as the Vice President, Hon. Inonge Wina, Minister of Finance, Hon. Margaret Mwanakatwe.

Zambia also has the Chief Justice, Hon. Ireen Mambilima and Clerk of the National Assembly, Mrs. Cecilia Mbewe.

And women hold key positions  of law enforcement agencies.

Ms. Alita Mbewe heads the Drug Enforcement Agency(DEC), and Ms. Mary Chirwa heads the Financial Intelligence Unit(FIU).

This year’s award carried the theme; “Winning the Fight against Corruption; A Sustainable and Gender Equitable Path to Africa’s Transformation”.

Zambia was recognized in the performance area of progress made in main-streaming gender in the fight against corruption.

Mrs.Inutu Mupango Mwanza
First Secretary/Press
Zambia Embassy
Addis Ababa


2 Responses to Zambia wins corruption fight Award at AU

  1. The lady in the picture looks as shocked as I am. I understand that Lungu is chairing some gender nonsense (hence they may have felt a need to acknowledge this) but let’s be serious – corruption is at a visible all time high in Zambia.

    February 12, 2019 at 8:49 am

  2. Totally perplexed. This is an insult to the people of Zambia

    February 12, 2019 at 11:18 am

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