- Oct. 15, 2020
-- The Steven Malama award
was established in the year 2012 by Dr. Rajan Mahtani
, a noted businessman and philanthropist in Zambia. The award is given to the top graduating student from the Zambia Institute of Advanced Legal Education
. The award was given for the first time in 2013 and since then, it is presented to the deserving students every year. The recipient of the award, apart from being the top graduating student from ZIALE, must also qualify for the bar in their first attempt.Dr. Rajan Lekhraj Mahtani
established this award in memory of late Steven Malama, a noted visionary and a close friend. Late Steven Malama was known for several significant contributions in the legal field. One of his major contributions was merger of Barrister's Bar and Solicitor's Bar into a single bar. With this merger, legal professionals and law enthusiasts can receive affiliation without much hassle.
To honour these contributions, the Steven Malama award
was given for the first time in 2013. Since then, Dr. Rajan Mahtani shares this award to the deserving candidates and to improve the focus and dedication towards legal education in Zambia. For the year 2018-19, Emmanuel Bwalya Kaluba was honoured with the Steven Malama award
. The award carries a plaque, a certificate and a prize money worth K15,000. This prize money is extremely helpful for the deserving candidates. After receiving this award, Emmanuel wrote an article which was published at the 'Readers Forum' of the Daily Mail. In this article, Dr. Mahtani was thanked for his significant contribution towards legal education in Zambia.
About Dr. Rajan Mahtani
Website: http://www.drrajanmahtani.com/Dr. Rajan Lekhraj Mahtani
is a respected and renowned businessman in Zambia with successful companies like including Mahtani Group of Companies, Portland Cement and Finsbury Investments. He is also known for several philanthropic and charitable contributions across the nation.