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NAMUGALA WELCOMES COLLABORATION WITH UNDP AND ECZ

The First Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly of Zambia, Honourable Catherine Namugala, MP, has welcomed the partnership between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and National Assembly of Zambia which goes as far back as the early days of the Parliamentary Reforms whose implementation commenced after Zambia reverted to multi-partism.

SPEAKER MATIBINI COMMENDS MPS FOR INTERROGATING THE CSE

Speaker of the National Assembly of Zambia, Rt. Hon Mr Justice Dr Patrick Matibini, SC, BA, FCIArb, MP has urged Members of Parliament to interrogate the Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) policy from an oversight perspective and appreciate its contents in relation to the process of its development and the culmination into its implementation.

The Minister of Finance, Dr Bwalya Ng'andu, MP, presents the 2021 National Budget

The Honourable Minister of Finance, Dr Bwalya Ng'andu, MP, presented the 2021 National Budget to the National Assembly on Friday, 25th September, 2020.

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Speaker Urges MPs to embrace Gender Responsive Planning and Budgeting

The Speaker of the National Assembly of Zambia, the Rt. Hon Mr Justice Dr Patrick Matibini, SC, BA, FCIArb, MP has observed that gender inequality is a serious global challenge with half of the world’s population struggling to eliminate both the obvious and invisible barriers of gender equality.

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Parliament TV now on DSTV and GOTV

The National Assembly of Zambia in partnership with Multi Choice Group Limited has launched Parliament TV on DSTV channel 272 and GOTV channel 100.  The two Channels were virtually launched on Thursday, 3rd September, 2020 by the Speaker of the National Assembly of Zambia, Rt. Hon Mr Justice Dr Patrick Matibini, SC, BA, FCIArb, MP.

CPA Executive Committee approves the postponement of annual gathering of Commonwealth Parliamentarians at 65th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference in Canada

The CPA Executive Committee, meeting virtually from 19-22 August 2020, has approved the postponement of the 65th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference (CPC) due to be hosted by the CPA Canada Region in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada in January 2021.

The decision to postpone the CPA annual conference was the result of ongoing travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 global pandemic and the quarantine restrictions in place between different countries. The CPC will now be postponed to a future date in August 2021.

CPA Executive Committee hold virtual meeting to address key governance issues for the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association

The Executive Committee of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) has held its first fully virtual meeting from 19 to 22 August 2020 chaired by the Chairperson of the Executive Committee, Hon. Emilia Monjowa Lifaka, MP, Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly of Cameroon. The CPA Executive Committee represents the nine regions of the CPA - Africa; Asia; Australia; British Islands and Mediterranean; Canada; Caribbean, Americas and Atlantic; India; Pacific; South-East Asia.

Gender Responsive Planning and Budgeting (GRPB) important in responding to women’s priorities, Cecilia Mbewe

Clerk of the National Assembly, Mrs Cecilia N Mbewe says the Gender Responsive Planning and Budgeting (GRPB) is an important activity that helps to track the way that national budgets respond to women’s priorities and the way Governments use funds to among other things, reduce poverty, promote gender equality, reverse the spread of HIV and lower the rates of maternal and child mortality.

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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.

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