African Union awards Zambia for fight against corruption

Minister of Gender, Elizabeth Phiri. Photo: African Media.

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (ADV) – The African Union (AU) has recognised Zambia with the African Union (AU) Gender Scorecard Award, an award for its efforts in fighting against corruption.

The country was recognised in the performance area of progress which has been made in main-streaming gender in the fight against corruption.

Minister of Gender Elizabeth Phiri received the award themed ‘Winning the Fight against Corruption; A Sustainable and Gender Equitable Path to Africa’s Transformation’, on behalf of President Edgar Lungu.

“The Score Card Awards are given annually and this years award by the African Union to Zambia was a recognition for progress made in mainstreaming gender in the fight against corruption,” said Zambia Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s First Secretary, Inutu Mwanza.

She noted that President Lungu has placed in key positions women like the Vice President, Inonge Wina, Minister of Finance, 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. Alita Mbewe heads the Drug Enforcement Agency(DEC), and Ms. Mary Chirwa heads the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU),” said Mwanza.

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