It is with immense shock and sadness that Transparency International (TI) has learned today of the sudden death of the Chair of TI Zambia, Professor Alfred Chanda, in a road accident in Zambia on 7 January 2007.
Professor Chanda has been Chair of TI’s chapter in Zambia since its inception. In addition to playing an important part in the development of the chapter, he has been a leading figure in the fight against corruption in Zambia and beyond. TI Chair Huguette Labelle paid tribute to ‘a highly respected scholar and prominent advocate of integrity and good governance who contributed tremendously to TI’s endeavours in Africa’. Enjoying a worldwide reputation as an international human rights law expert, Professor Chanda was deeply committed to the TI movement and its vision. The author of several books and well-known in Zambia through regular public statements and media appearances, he acted as its representative at the international level on many occasions, and has been a source of inspiration to anti-corruption activists all across Africa.
Professor Chanda will be greatly missed by Transparency International. Our thoughts are with his wife, children and other family members, as well as the staff and members of TI Zambia.
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