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Speaker Matibini calls for more collaboration with LAZ and urges the Association to continue being professional and transact in apolitical manner

Speaker of the National Assembly of Zambia, Rt. Hon Mr Justice Dr Patrick Matibini, SC, BA, FCIArb, MP, has commended the Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) for its renewed commitment in collaborating with the National Assembly on matters of governance.

Speaking when the newly elected President of the Association, Mr Abyudi Shonga, SC, paid a courtesy call on him, on Wednesday, 5th August, 2020, Dr Matibini stressed the need for the Association to get more involved in the work of Parliament.

Speaker Matibini calls for more collaboration with LAZ and urges the Association to continue being professional and transact in apolitical manner

Speaker of the National Assembly of Zambia, Rt. Hon Mr Justice Dr Patrick Matibini, SC, BA, FCIArb, MP, has commended the Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) for its renewed commitment in collaborating with the National Assembly on matters of governance.

Speaking when the newly elected President of the Association, Mr Abyudi Shonga, SC, paid a courtesy call on him, on Wednesday, 5th August, 2020, Dr Matibini stressed the need for the Association to get more involved in the work of Parliament.

Nexus between Human Rights and Covid-19 takes centre stage as PAP intensifies consultations on the impact of the pandemic in Africa

The Pan-African Parliament (PAP) has reiterated that respect for human rights across the spectrum including economic, social, civil and political rights, will be critical to a successful public health response to the Covid-19 pandemic in Africa. The call was made at the occasion of a webinar on the impact of Covid-19 on upholding human rights in Africa, held on 28 July 2020.

Five MPs test positive from the COVID-19 mass testing exercise conducted at Parliament Buildings

The Vice President of the Republic of Zambia, Her Honour Mrs Inonge M. Wina, MP and the Speaker of the National Assembly of Zambia the Rt. Hon. Mr Justice Dr. Patrick Matibini, SC., BA, FCIArb, MP led Members of Parliament in a mass testing exercise for Coronavirus at Parliament Buildings on Wednesday, 22nd July, 2020.

From the mass testing exercise, which included members of staff and non-staff, fifteen (15) tested positive for Covid-19 of which five (05) are Members of Parliament, five (05) members of staff and five (05) non-staff.

 

REPUBLICAN VICE PRESIDENT AND SPEAKER OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY LEAD MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT IN TESTING FOR COVID-19

Her Honour the Vice President, Mrs, Inonge M Wina, MP and the Speaker of the National Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mr Justice Dr. Patrick Matibini, SC., BA, FCIArb, MP, led Members of Parliament and Staff of the National Assembly of Zambia in a mass testing exercise for the Coronavirus disease, 2019 (COVID-19) at Parliament Buildings on Wednesday, 22nd July 2020.

Parliament Precincts Fumigated

The precincts of Parliament have today Monday, 20th July, 2020 been fumigated in an effort to mitigate the spread of the Coronavirus. The fumigation exercise was conducted by the Association of the Indian Community in Zambia following a request from the Ministry of Health to fumigate the institution of Parliament. 

A ‘technological milestone’ for the CPA as it delivers its first ever virtual post-election seminar for newly elected Members of the Anguilla House of Assembly

Following its election on 29 June 2020, the newly elected Members of the House of Assembly of Anguilla will be recipients of a Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) Post-Election Seminar. The Seminar, which is the CPA’s longest running programme, will be delivered for the first-time virtually with panellists presenting from across the Commonwealth, due to travel restrictions in place during the COVID-19 global pandemic.

Parliamentarians Deliberate on SRHR, HIV/AIDS and Governance

Speaker of the National Assembly of Zambia,  Rt Hon. Mr. Justice Dr. Patrick Matibini, SC., BA, FCIArb, MP has today 13th July, 2020 officially opened the two day Round Table Meeting between selected Members of Parliament and line Ministries under Phase two of the Sexual Reproductive Health, Rights, HIV/AIDS and Governance Project of 2019 to 2022 at Parliament Buildings.

SADC Parliamentary Forum Secretary General salutes parliamentarians

SADC Parliamentary  Forum Secretary General, Ms Boemo Sekgoma has applauded Parliaments as institutions, and Parliamentarians worldwide and in the SADC, for the commendable and selfless efforts made to redress the Covid-19 situation and the progressive work in ensuring that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are mainstreamed while other regional SADC objectives are also met.  She said this in a statement issued to mark the International Day of Parliamentarism which was commemorated on 30th June, 2020.

SPEAKER MATIBINI RULES ON THE POINT OF ORDER RAISED BY MR GARY NKOMBO, MP ON WHETHER THE HOUSE WAS IN ORDER TO DELIBERATE ON THE CONSTITUTION OF ZAMBIA (AMENDMENT) BILL N.A.B. NO.10 OF 2019 WHICH CONTAINED A CLAUSE WHICH WAS THE SUBJECT OF LITIGATION

The Speaker of the National Assembly of Zambia, Right Hon. Mr. Justice Dr. Patrick Matibini, SC., BA, FCIArb, MP on Tuesday 23rd June, 2020, made a Ruling on a Point of Order raised by Mr Gary G Nkombo, MP on whether the House was in order to deliberate on the Constitution of Zambia (Amendment) Bill N.A.B. No.10 of 2019 which contained a clause which was the subject of litigation in the matter of Dipak Patel and the Minister of Finance and the Attorney General.

Read the full statement below.

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