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MPS OF THE ZAMBIA-CHINA PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDSHIP GROUP CONFER WITH THE VISITING VICE-CHAIRMAN OF ALL CHINA FEDERATION OF RETURNED OVERSEAS CHINESE

Hon Maxas Ngonga, MP, Chairperson of the Zambia-China Parliamentary Friendship Group led a Delegation of Members of Parliament on Wednesday, 4th December, 2019 to meet a Delegation led by Mr Yilong Zhu, Vice Chairman of the Federation of All-China Returned Overseas Chinese at the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China to Zambia in Lusaka. Present at the meeting was His Excellency Mr Li Jie, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China to the Republic of Zambia.

Speaker Green-lights Set-up of the Zambian Chapter of APNODE

On 11 November 2019, the Right Hon. Mr. Justice Dr. Patrick Matibini, SC., BA, FCIArb, MP Speaker of the National Assembly of Zambia approved the setting up of the Zambian Chapter of the African Parliamentarian Network on Development Evaluation (APNODE). The Member of Parliament for Kapiri Mposhi Constituency, Mr. Stanley Kakubo, MP was appointed as Interim Chairperson and the Parliamentary Reforms Programme (PRP)-Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Department in the Office of the Clerk, will serve as the Secretariat.  

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East Africa Regional Caucus to consult on AU legal instruments

A consultative meeting of the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) East African Regional Caucus will be held in Nairobi, Kenya, under the theme: Building regional consensus on AU legal instruments and promoting the ratification of the protocol to the constitutive act of the Pan-African parliament: engaging civil society organizations in the promotion of AU legal instruments, from 18 to 21 November 2019.

The Pan-African Parliament urged to lead the campaign to Silence the Guns in Africa

ADDIS ABABA, 02 December 2019 – The two-day high-level Joint Workshop for women and youth parliamentarians from the Pan-African Parliament (PAP), a precursor to the launch of ‘Silencing the Guns’ as the African Union (AU) theme of the Year 2020, closed last Friday at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
 

Parliamentarians adopt Urgent Resolutions on Climate Change

The 38th Session of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) and European Union (EU) Joint Parliamentary Assembly (ACP-EU JPA), which was held from 14th to 21st November, 2019, in Kigali, Rwanda has adopted urgent resolutions on “challenges addressed at the Nations Climate Change Conference COP25” and on the “threat of climate change to fisheries and aquaculture.” This is in the wake of the up-coming COP25 to be held in December, 2019, in Madrid, Spain, during which outstanding issues in the Katowice Climate Package, including provisions under Article 6 of

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Abuse can have severe and long-lasting consequences says Namugala

First Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly of Zambia, Honourable Catherine Namugala says, any form of abuse can have severe and long-lasting consequences on a person’s physical, mental and emotional health, and thereby impede a person’s contribution to the development process. She said this on Tuesday 5th November, 2019 at the Media and Visitors’ centre, at parliament Buildings during official opening of the safeguarding awareness training for Members of Parliament organised by Oxfam-Zambia.

PARLIAMENTARIANS SENSITISED BY BANK OF ZAMBIA ON RECENT GLOBAL AND NATIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENTS

The Bank of Zambia Governor, Dr Denny Kalyalya, updated Members of Parliament on key macro-economic and financial sector developments, and also provided general information on the operations of the Bank of Zambia.  This was when he officially opened a Seminar for selected Members of Parliament, which took place from 1st to 4th November, 2019 at AVANI Victoria Falls Resort in Livingstone, Zambia.

NAZ EMBARKS ON REVISION OF STANDING ORDERS

Speaker of the National Assembly of Zambia, the Rt Hon. Mr Justice Dr Patrick Matibini, SC, BA, FCIArb, MP, has called upon all Honourable Members of Parliament, to actively participate in the process of reviewing the Standing Orders in order to make them simplified, comprehensive and coherent for the smooth transaction of business in the House.

AFRICAN PARLIAMENTARIANS UNANIMOUSLY ADOPT MODEL LAWS ON DISABILITY AND POLICING

African Parliamentarians adopted the Draft Model Law on Disability and Draft Model Policing Law during the Pan African Parliament (PAP) Third Ordinary Session of the Fifth Parliament that took place from 2nd to 18th October, 2019 in Midrand South Africa.
The Model Law on Disability aims at providing a legal and institutional framework for the protection and promotion of the rights of persons with disabilities, in line with the existing international and regional legal and policy instruments.

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