The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has honoured first Zambian President Kenneth Kaunda an award of Excellence in fighting corruption.
This is in recognition of his gallant contribution in the fight against corruption in Zambia.
This is in a statement made available to ZANIS in Lusaka today by ACC Public Relations Manager Timothy Moono.
Mr. Moono said the award was made ahead of the Golden Jubilee Independence celebrations.
In receiving the award Dr Kaunda said there is hope for Zambia regarding tackling the scourge of corruption.
Dr Kaunda said he was humbled to receive the award from the commission and encouraged it to continue working hard despite the many challenges faced along the way.
And ACC Director-General Rosewin Wandi said the exemplary leadership that Dr Kaunda exhibited in fighting corruption after Zambia gained independence is yielding positive results.
Mrs Wandi said Dr Kaunda’s government was instrumental in putting in place a number of mechanisms to address corruption.
She said the mechanisms include the establishment of The Special Investigations Team on Economy and Trade in 1971, the introduction of a Leadership Code in 1973 and the establishment of the ACC in 1978, among others.