Cultural pluralism key in nation-building, Speaker Matibini

Speaker of the National Assembly, Rt. Hon Justice Dr Patrick Matibini, SC, MP says the promotion of cultural pluralism is important to the achievement of nation-building of every country.  Dr. Matibini says cultural pluralism is an effort that should seek to develop and maintain each linguistic and cultural heritage within the nation state as an integral part of nationalism and nation building.


Parliamentarians need to step up efforts to hold governments to account

St. Petersburg, 16 October 2017
A new report (and Executive Summary) by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has found that parliaments are committed to overseeing their governments but in practice face significant challenges in doing so.

CPA media and online news coverage: Weekly Report

A selection of the recent online news coverage about the CPA and other relevant Commonwealth news in the UKOTA Magazine - publication of the UK Overseas Territories (September 2017 issue).


Speaker of the National Assembly Rt. Honourable Justice Dr Patrick Matibini, SC, MP on Tuesday, 3rd October, 2017 signed up the Heforshe Campaign at Parliament Buildings. The Heforshe campaign is a global solidarity movement which was started by the United Nations Women (UN Women) and launched by the United Nations Secretary General in September 2014 in order to get different stakeholders, particularly men, involved in the fight for gender equality.


Republican President Mr Edgar Chagwa Lungu has officially opened the Second Session of the Twelfth National Assembly

Republican President Mr Edgar Chagwa Lungu has officially opened the Second Session of the Twelfth National Assembly today, Friday 15th September, 2017. Some of the bills expected to be tabled during this session include; Companies Bill, Insolvency Bill, bills to amend the Public Finance Act No. 15 of 2004 and the Local government Act Cap 281 of the Laws of Zambia and the National Planning and Budgeting Bill.

National Assembly of Zambia to Debate Pan African Parliament Affairs

First Deputy Speaker, Hon. Catherine Namugala says it is important for the National Assembly of Zambia (NAZ) to begin debating issues that emanate from the Pan African Parliament (PAP) to which NAZ is a member parliament. She said this during a courtesy call on her by the visiting President of the Pan African Parliament Hon. Roger Nkodo Dang at Parliament Buildings on Wednesday 13th September, 2017.

National Assembly “visits” Nkeyema

Nkeyema Parliamentary constituency became a hive of activity on Saturday, 9th September, 2017, when the National Assembly staff paid a visit to that area to share knowledge on the roles of the Member of Parliament and the role of the constituency office.  

The team from the National Assembly visited Nkeyema to mobilize and win the interest of the public to participate in parliamentary activities. The team also went to sensitise the people on the presence and use of the constituency office in the area.



Acting Clerk of the National Assembly Mrs Cecilia Mbewe has called on the media to support the National Assembly of Zambia in the implementation of the Communication Strategy for the institution if it is to succeed.  Mrs Mbewe said that the media is strategic in the implementation of the programme hence the need to engage them and solicit for support early before the programme is rolled out.


Gearing up for the International Day of Democracy

Marking the 2017 International Day of Democracy (IDD) on 15 September, the IPU is celebrating two important milestones: the 10th anniversary of the IDD and the 20th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Democracy. The IPU has placed this year’s IDD under the banner of “In defence of democracy”. Read more.
IPU facilitates cooperation between parliaments on ICT projects