According to the exercise of powers contained in Article 44 (2) (f) of the Constitution of Zambia, Lusaka Province Minister Philip Kosamu, on behalf of His Excellency the President Mr. Michael Chilufya Sata, conferred the 50th Independence Anniversary Medals to 1356 freedom fighters, ex-service chiefs, traditional leaders and other Zambians and distinguish individuals. This First Ever Special Single Class Golden Jubilee Medal function took place on 23rd October 2014 at Mika Convention Centre.
Among those who received a medal are five Missionaries of Africa:
- Bishop Adolf Joseph Paul Furstenberg, German (1909 – 1988)
- Father Jean Jacques Corbeil, Canadian (1914 – 1990)
- Father Bernard Poisson, French, born in 1926, currently in Billère, France
- Father Claude Galmiche, French, born in 1925, currently in Tassy, France
- And Bishop René Pailloux, French, (1903 – 1988)
Father Oswald Mallya received the medals on behalf of our confreres. With them, we are honored and grateful to the Government of Zambia for this recognition.