Zambia’s Fourth President, Rupiah Banda, honoured with the Honorary Prize for African Democracy.

Zambia’s Fourth President, Rupiah Banda, was last evening honoured with the Honorary Prize for African Democracy.
And Kenyan Vice-President Kalonzo Musyoka called on African leaders to emulate the former Zambian leader’s commitment to respecting the will of the people.
The former head of State was among several personalities who were honoured for their contribution to the wellbeing of Africans.
This is the second honour he has received this year after the Crans Montana Prix de la Foundation award he got in Switzerland.
At the 2012 Lifetime Africa Achievement Prize-giving ceremony held at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre in Nairobi, footage of President Banda’s political life was run on two large screens and, as he was shown conceding defeat in the September 2011 presidential elections and urging all Zambians to support the new president’, he received an appreciative applause from the audience.
More praise was heaped on Mr. Banda by former United Nations under Secretary-General Abdoulie Janneh who described the retired Zambian politician as a political model in Africa.
He urged other leaders on the continent to learn to accept the will of the people.
Mr Janneh, who is also executive director at the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, said it was time African leaders began providing leadership that inspired their people, stressing that leadership was the continent’s major malaise.

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