The African Union awarded Zambia for its role in the fight against corruption. Card awards are awarded annually, and the African Union’s recognition of Zambia this year is the result of the country’s progress in mainstreaming a gender perspective in the fight against corruption.
On behalf of President Edgar Lungu, Elizabeth Phiri, Minister for Women’s and Women’s Affairs, received a steady and equal path to transforming Africa.
President Lungu appointed women in key positions, such as Vice-President Inonge Wina, Finance Minister Margaret Mwanakatwe, Chief Justice Ireen Mambilima and Secretary of the National Assembly Cecilia Mbeve.
Others are the head of the anti-drug commission, Alita Mbhawe, and the director of the Financial Intelligence Center, Mary Chirwa.