Inonge lands US award

Zambia’s Ambassador to the United States of America Dr. Inonge Mbikusita Lewanika has been awarded with the Eugene J. Keogh Award for Distinguished Public Service by the New York University (NYU).

Dr.Lewanika was awarded in recognition for her tireless efforts in educating                        the world on issues of concern to Zambia and the African continent.

This is according to a press release made available to ZANIS by Zambia’s First Secretary Press Moses Walubita.

The award presentation was held on October 2 during the Alumni Association Awards luncheon at New York’s Metropolitan Club.

Presenting the award, NYU President, John Sexton said Dr. Lewanika’s wisdom, integrity and unwavering sense of justice gained her the highest levels of respect as a servant of the people of Zambia.

And receiving the award, Dr Lewanika expressed humbleness and recalled her years of youth as a student in the United States of America.

The Eugene J. Keogh Distinguished Public Service Award was named after the late New York Congressman Eugene J.Keogh.

The award is annually presented by NYU Alumni Association as a honour on respected public figure of a recognized stature who have demonstrated a record of outstanding public services in their profession, vacation, social or cultural endeavours.

Others who received the award were Ms. Kelly Kennedy Mark, President of Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group, the premier organization in the United States of America, Mr. Abraham H. Foxman , National Director of the Anti-Defamation League and Ms Maria Bartimoro, Financial Journalist and Anchor of  CNBCS Closing Bellwith Maria Bartimoro.

Host Managing Editor of the nationally syndicated Wall Street Journal Report with Maria Bartiromo, which was recently rated the most watched financial news programme in America.

Dr. Lewanika was also honoured with the UNICEF Award for Distinguished Service for the Children of the Worldin recognition of her outstanding work on behalf of the world’s children.

The Ambassador also received the Athena International Award for Leadership and improving the lives of others.

Dr. Lewanika was for nine years a founding board member of the International Youth Foundation.

She is Chairperson of YAPYA, a Zambia Youth Investment Fund and currently serves on a number of boards as advisor for children and youth including Nike Advisory Board.

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