Former first lady Maureen Mwanawasa has thanked government and the people of Zambia for burying her husband in a dignified manner last year.
Mrs. Mwanawasa has also thanked Zambians for the support rendered to her and her family since the bereavement a year ago.
She was speaking in Lusaka on Wednesday during a memorial service for her late husband.
She described the late Dr. Mwanawasa as a man who had a passion for programmes aimed at improving the living standards of people.
Mrs. Mwanawasa said her husband hated corruption so much that at one point he even warned family members that he would not protect them if they are arrested for graft.
She also paid tribute to those that worked with President Mwanawasa saying his success can not be attributed to him alone.
Dr. Mwanawasa died at Percy military hospital in Paris, France, on August 19 last year after he suffered a stroke while attending an African Union summit in Egypt.