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GOVERNMENT OF ZAMBIA

STATUTORY INSTRUMENT No. 54 OF 1997

Proclamation No. 1 of 1997

(S.I. No. 54) Honours and Awards for the Republic of Zambia

WHEREAS by Proclamation No. 6 of 1965 certain Honours and Decorations were instituted and created for the Republic:

AND WHEREAS I am satisfied that it is necessary and desirable to revise certain provisions contained in that proclamation that-

NOW THEREFORE, I FREDRICK JACOB TITUS CHILUBA, President of the Republic of Zambia, do hereby declare and proclaim that-

(a) the description of the insignia of the Order of the Grand Companion of Freedom

is amended by the deletion of that description and the substitution therefore of the

description of the Order of the Grand Companion of Freedom as set out in the Schedule to this Proclamation;

(b) the description of the insignia of the Order of Distinguished Service is amended

by the deletion of that description and the substitution therefore of the description

of the Order of Distinguished Service as set out in the Schedule to this Proclamation;

© there is hereby instituted and created the honours to be known as-

(i) “The President’s Insignia of Honour”;

(ii) “The President’s Insignia of Mercy”;

(iii) “The President’s Insignia of Meritorious Achievement”;

(iv) “The President’s Insignia of Recognition”;

(v) “The National Award for Excellence in Science and Technology”;

(vi) “Certificate of Achievement”; and

(vii) Certificate of Recognition”;

© Proclamation No. 6 of 1965 contained in Statutory Instrument No. 347 of 1965 is

Accordingly amended as set out in the Schedule to this Proclamation.

SCHEDULE

1. Honour No. 4 is amended under the heading The Fourth Division by the deletion of the description of the Insignia of the Order of the Grand Companion of Freedom and the substitution therefore of the following:

The insignia of the First Division of the Order of the Grand Companion of

Freedom shall be a four-pointed sun-burst in gilt worn at the left breast, and at

its centre in gilt shall be the Zambian Coast of Arms surrounded by a ring of

scarlet enamel bearing in white enamel the words “Grand Companion of

Freedom”, all supported by a spray of laurel leaves. An emerald gemstone shall

be embedded to the left and to the right of the Zambian Coat of Arms. Over the

right shoulder and joined at the left hip shall be a riband four inches in width,

of scarlet with a strip of black one inch in width running longitudinally. The

riband shall be joined at the hip by the Badge of the Order.

The Second Division insignia shall be as for the First Division, but in silver

gilt embedded with one emerald below the Coat of Arms, three inches in

diameter and suspended by a clasp of the Eagle of Zambia from the Riband of

the Order which shall be two inches wide and worn around the neck. At the

left breast shall be worn the Badge of the Order in silver gilt.

The Third Division insignia shall be as for the Second Division except

that the Badge of the Order shall be in bronze and the Badge shall not be

worn at the left breast.

The Fourth Division insignia shall be a Riband of the Order two inches in

width suspended from which shall be the Badge of the Order in bronze two

inches in diameter and worn at the left breast.

2. Honour No. 5 is amended under the heading the Fourth Division by the deletion of the description of the insignia of the Companion Order of Freedom and the substitution therefore of the following:

The insignia of the First Division shall be a four-pointed sun-burst in gilt

With eagles in the four diagonals corners, at the centre of which shall be the

Zambian Coat of Arms surrounded by a scroll in which shall be enamelled in

black the words “Companion Order of Freedom” with an aquamarine

gemstone embedded immediately before the word “Companion”, and

immediately after the word “Freedom” all supported by a scarlet enamelled

background, and shall be worn at the left breast. Worn from the right

shoulder and joined at the left hip by the Badge of the Order shall be a riband

of watered silk four inches in width of scarlet with two black stripes half an

inch wide running longitudinally half an inch from each edge.

The Second Division insignia shall be the Badge of the Order, three

inches in diameter in silver gilt and embedded with one aquamarine

gemstone in its circumference at the bottom, suspended from the Riband of

the Order, two inches wide and worn about the neck. At the left breast in

silver gilt shall be the Badge of the Order.

The third Division insignia shall be as for the Second Division but the

Badge shall be of bronze and the Badge shall not be worn at the left breast.

The Fourth Division insignia shall be the Riband of the Order, two

inches wide, suspended from which shall be the Badge of the Order in

bronze, two inches in diameter and worn at the left breast.

3. Honour No. 6 is amended under the heading The Fourth Division by the

deletion of the description of the insignia of the Order of Distinguished Service and

the substitution therefore of the following:

The insignia of the First Division shall be an eight-pointed star five inches in

diameter of gilt at centre of which shall be the Zambian Coat of Arms around

which shall be an enamelled ring in orange bearing the words “Distinguished

Service: Republic of Zambia”, in black enamel, embedded with a tourmaline

gemstone immediately before the word “Republic” and immediately after the

word “Zambia” and shall be worn at the left breast. A riband of watered silk

and four inches wide in dark blue at the edges of which shall be orange strips

half an inch wide, shall be worn over the right shoulder and joined at the hip

by the Star of the Order.

The Second Division insignia shall be the Badge of the Order, three inches

in diameter in silver gilt suspended from the Riband of the Order, two inches

wide and worn about the neck. At the left breast in silver gilt shall be the

Badge of the Order. The Second Division insignia shall be embedded with one

tourmaline gemstone at the bottom.

The Third Division insignia shall be as for the Second Division but the

Badge shall be of bronze and the Badge shall not be worn at the left breast.

The Fourth Division insignia shall be the Riband of the Order, two inches

wide suspended from which shall be the Badge Order, in bronze two inches in

diameter and worn at the left breast.

4. The following new honours and descriptions are inserted immediately after the

the description of Honour No. 7:

8. THE PRESIDENT’S INSIGNIA OF HONOUR

shall comprise one division only and shall be awarded to residents of Zambia who rendered valuable services worthy of special recognition and to those who, by their loyal and meritorious conduct, have been of exceptional benefit to the country.

The medal shall be bronze depicting the Schalow’s Turaco bird (Nduba or Ndubaluba) in flight,

9. THE PRESIDENT’S INSIGNIA MERCY

Shall comprise one division and shall be awarded to Zambians and foreigners who perform acts of mercy to people in need in a single act. The medal shall bear a picture of a mother clutching a baby in her bossom, surrounded by blue enamel with the words

“President’s Insignia of Mercy” in its circumference, on the obverse. The insignia shall be silver in colour and attached to a ribbon in blue and black.

10. THE PRESIDENT’S INSIGNIA OF MERITORIOUS ACHIEVEMENT

shall comprise one division and shall be awarded to persons who have distinguished themselves in any field. The medal shall be silver in colour, bear head of an elephant on the obverse and be attached to a riband in red and green.

11. THE PRESIDENT’S INSIGNIA OF RECOGNITION

Shall comprise one division and shall be awarded to persons who through their inventiveness and initiative have contributed to the well being of the community in which they live. The medal shall be in brass, bear a picture of the Honey Guide bird perched on a branch bordered by a cluster of laurel leaves, the words “President’s Insignia of Recognition” and an amethyst gemstone embedded at the bottom of its circumference, on the obverse.

12. THE NATIONAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

shall comprise one division and shall be awarded to individuals whose works represent a contribution of the highest distinction to the advancement or development of science and technology in Zambia.

The medal shall be gold in colour, of gilt and bear the inscription “Award for Excellence in Science and Technology” along the circumference of the obverse, with the following signs in the centre of the face: atomic orbits, a protein structure, the mathematical symbol, a mine shaft and a roller.

13. CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT

The Certificate shall bear the Zambian Coat of Arms with a one length border on the left hand side in national colours and the President’s Seal and signature. The Certificate shall be awarded to non-school going, unemployed youth, below the age of thirty-one years, for significant contribution to the conservation of the environment, or protection of wildlife or to the development of agriculture.

14. CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION

The Certificate shall bear the Zambian Coat of Arms and a diagonal line in national colours on the bottom corner and the President’s Seal and signature. The Certificate shall be given to a youth in recognition of contribution to music, literature, sport or other forms of fine and performing arts by that youth.

6. Honour numbers 8,9,10,11012,13,14,15,16 and 17 respectively are hereby renumbered as Honour numbers 15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23 and 24 respectively.

Given under my hand and the Public Seal of the Republic of Zambia at Lusaka this Twenty-eighth day of April, 1997.

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Hello Ilja,

Hello Gentlemen,

At least we now know what is the 1st row medal (losange shaped) that General Kangnaja is wearing.

Zambia Police Medal of Merit of the Deputy Inspector General.

Regards to all.

      Emmanuel

Zambia Police Medal of Merit Deputy Inspector General obverse.jpg

Zambia Police Medal of Merit Deputy Inspector General reverse.jpg

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On his 3rd row of medals (at left hand side). My opinion, is that General Kangnaja is wearing the Zambia Police Distinguished Service Medal.

It's the current type of Police Medal, as I can states that some of the Police Medal exist at least in 4 Type

Type 1 used during the Kenneth Kaunda era

Type 2 used thereafter 

Type 3 (planchet very similar to type 4), but with swiveling suspension. And a few were for sale around 2007-2008

Type 4 which only appears this year.

Regards to all.

     Emmanuel

Zambia Police DSM Type 4 obverse.jpg

Zambia Police DSM Type 4 reverse.jpg

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On 20/02/2021 at 23:11, heusy68 said:

Hello Ilja,

Hello Gentlemen,

At least we now know what is the 1st row medal (losange shaped) that General Kangnaja is wearing.

Zambia Police Medal of Merit of the Deputy Inspector General.

Regards to all.

      Emmanuel

Zambia Police Medal of Merit Deputy Inspector General obverse.jpg

Zambia Police Medal of Merit Deputy Inspector General reverse.jpg

Great find, Emmanuel.

Here are Golden Jubilee Medals (may be awarded in two classes ???)

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