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National Assembly Holds Master Class for Constituency Officers

The National Assembly of Zambia on November 21st held a Master Class at Parliament Buildings for selected Constituency Officers under the theme “Leveraging Constituency Offices as Research Satellites for Enhanced Data collection”.

The Master Class for Constituency Officers which preceded the Research Fair and the Members’ Symposium, was aimed at contextualizing the 2023 Research as well as allowing for interaction between constituency staff, selected partners and departments at the National Assembly.

SPEAKER MUTTI CALLS FOR GENDER AGENDA PUSH AMONG FEMALE PARLIAMENTARIANS

Speaker of the National Assembly of Zambia, the Rt Hon Nelly BK Mutti, MP, FAPRA, has called on female Members of Parliament to set aside their political differences and collaborate in advancing the gender agenda in Zambia. Speaking when she officiated at the 2023 Annual General Meeting of the Zambian Women Parliamentarian Caucus, held from 18th to 19th November at Ciela Resort in Lusaka, Speaker Mutti emphasized the pivotal role of unity in driving transformative change.

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY LAUNCHES “MY e-PARLIAMENT” APPLICATION AND COMMUNICATION STRATEGY

The National Assembly of Zambia, has developed an online citizen consultation platform called “My e-Parliament” in an effort to increase citizen participation in Parliamentary programmes through real time interaction with Members of Parliament.

Speaker of the National Assembly of Zambia, the Rt Hon Nelly BK Mutti, MP, FAPRA, who also launched the Communication Strategy for the institution said this innovation is poised to establish a robust framework for effective engagement between the institution and its vital stakeholders as well as the public.

Speaker launches Public Finance Management Handbook, unveils Parliamentary Budget Office

Speaker of the National Assembly right honourable Ms Nelly B K Mutti, MP, FAPRA, has launched the Public Finance Management (PFM) Handbook and officially unveiled the Parliamentary Budget Office.

Speaking during the official launch held in the Amphitheatre at Parliament Buildings on 14th November 2023, Ms. Mutti expressed gratitude to the cooperating partners for the support rendered to the National Assembly of Zambia.

THE WOMEN’S MOVEMENT IN ZAMBIA THROW THEIR WEIGHT BEHIND SPEAKER, NELLY MUTTI

The Non-governmental Gender Organisations Coordinating Council (NGOCC) has encouraged the Speaker of the National Assembly of Zambia the Rt Honourable Nelly BK Mutti, MP, FAPRA not to be discouraged or intimidated by the demeaning language and calls for impeachment by some Members of Parliament.      

ACCESS TO INFORMATION BILL PRESENTED TO THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

Information and Media Minister, Hon. Cornelius Mweetwa, MP on Friday, 10th November presented the Access to Information (ATI) Bill to the National Assembly for the first reading. 

“Madam speaker, I beg to present a bill entitled the Access to Information Bill, National Assembly Bill 24 of 2023”, said Hon. Mweetwa.   

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PARLY NEEDS TO SHOW ITS CONTRIBUTION TO THE NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENDA, NGULUBE

Clerk of the National Assembly of Zambia, Mr Roy Ngulube has said there is need for Parliament to show its contribution to the national development agenda in line with its constitutional mandate.  

UN OFFICIAL CONGRATULATES HON MUTTI AS FIRST FEMALE SPEAKER

Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations, Her Excellency, Diene Keita, has congratulated the Rt. Hon. Ms Nelly BK Mutti on her appointment as the first female Speaker of the National Assembly in the history of Zambia.

Speaking when a UN delegation paid a courtesy call on the Speaker, on Wednesday, 8th November, 2023 at Parliament Buildings, Ms. Keita, said that her appointment was a significant victory for the women of Zambia and the ongoing global and regional push for gender equality at all levels.

SPEAKER OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY, NELLY MUTTI LAUNCHES PARLIAMENTARY CHRISTIAN CAUCAS

 

Speaker of the National Assembly, the Right Honourable Nelly Mutti, (MP), has launched the Parliamentary Christian Caucas that will provide a platform for Parliamentarians to discuss and advocate for policies that align with Christian values and principles.

Speaking during the launch today at Parliament Building, the Honourable Speaker Nelly Mutti said that the establishment of the Caucas affirms the preamble of the Constitution of Zambia (Amendment) Act No. 2 of 2016.

MWANAMWAMBWA A FIGURE OF GREAT DISTINCTION, SPEAKER MUTTI

Speaker of the National Assembly of Zambia, Rt. Hon. Nelly Butete Kashumba Mutti, MP, FAPRA has described the late former Speaker of the National Assembly, the Rt. Hon. Amussa Mwanamwambwa, MP, GCDS as a figure of great distinction both on the parliamentary landscape and private life. she said this when she paid tribute to the late former Speaker on Monday, 30th October, 2023 at the funeral home in Lusaka.

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