Transparency International Zambia (TIZ) president Reuben Lifuka has been re-elected as vice chairperson of the TI global board of directors for another three-year term.

In a statement, Monday, TIZ executive director Maurice Nyambe stated that Lifuka’s re-election was a recognition of the vast governance reforms that he spearheaded during his first term.

“Transparency International Zambia (TI-Z) is pleased to announce the re-election of its Chapter President Mr. Rueben Lifuka as Vice Chair of the Transparency International (TI) global Board of Directors, during the 2020 Annual Membership Meeting held virtually from 5th to 8th November 2020. Over the last three years that have constituted his first term of office as TI Vice Chair, Mr. Lifuka has spearheaded far reaching governance reforms that have positioned the TI movement for greater impact at different levels of the fight against corruption across the globe,” Nyambe said.

“We are convinced that the renewal of Mr. Lifuka’s mandate is a recognition of the efforts that TI-Z continues to make in the fight against corruption in Zambia. It is also our view that such recognition puts us as a country in the spotlight when it comes to issues of corruption and good governance. We therefore wish to renew our call to the Zambian government and other stakeholders to accelerate efforts to fight corruption and promote good governance in Zambia, not just to protect our resources but also to ensure our good standing in the international community,” he said.

He said Lifuka’s recognition had put the country on the map when it comes to matters such as corruption and governance.

“TI-Z remains committed to collaborating with different stakeholders in our quest to eradicate corruption from Zambia, and our presence in these global spaces gives us greater resolve to succeed. The newly elected TI Board, which is chaired by Argentine Dr. Delia Ferreira Rubio and comprises members from Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia, North America and Africa, will provide strategic direction to the global anti-corruption movement for the next three years. TI-Z wishes to congratulate Mr. Lifuka on the successful renewal of his mandate, and has no doubt that he will continue to fly the Zambia flag high in the global fight against corruption,” stated Nyambe.