ZAMBIA Daily Mail production editor Benedict Tembo on Thursday night scooped the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) best print media award for the second successive year.
And NSTC chairperson Henry Musenge has saluted stakeholders who have made strides in pursuit of excellence in various areas of specialisation in science and technology.
Mr Tembo won the accolade at a colourful award ceremony held at Ndolaâ€™s Hazeview Lodge.
This is the second time NSTC is recognising the Daily Mail staffer as a prominent science and technology writer.
Other winners were Francesca Banda, a former Muvi TV employee, who scooped the best reporter in the electronic media category, Victoria Chisomo of Hillcrest National Technical Secondary School in Livingstone won the young scientist award girlsâ€™ category while Martin Namukombo from Kalumbwa Secondary School in Lufwanyama bagged the boysâ€™ category.
Woman scientist Dr Monde Muyoyeta won the science and technology merit award while Professor Stephen Syampungani bagged the best male category.
Meanwhile, Dr Musenge said he was pleased with the awarding of women scientists in the country.
â€œI salute the award winners, who have made strides in pursuit of excellence in various areas of specialisation in science and technology.
Dr Musenge said the awarding of journalists will encourage excellence in science reporting and help to bring science, technology and innovation matters to the fore.
He also lauded the recognition of young scientists as the future of science, technology and innovation system is in the hands of the youths.
Dr Musenge urged the winners to be drivers of change towards a society that acknowledges the role and contributions of science, technology and innovation to national socio-economic development.