New Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) appointed

The Executive Committee of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) has appointed a new Secretary-General for the Association. Stephen Twigg will become the CPA Secretary-General of one of the oldest established organisations in the Commonwealth.

Parliamentarians Undergo Orientation on how Parliamentary Business will Proceed amid the Coronavirus Disease Pandemic

The Fourth Session of the Twelfth National Assembly which adjourned sine die on Wednesday, 18th March, 2020 has resumed today, 9th June, 2020. Between Tuesday, 9th and Friday 12th June, 2020, Members of Parliament will be undergoing orientation on how Parliamentary Business will proceed amid the Coronavirus Disease Pandemic. Parliamentary debate will thus, commence on Tuesday, 16th June, 2020. 

Zambian Legislators in the Fight against Covid-19

 Ms Brenda M. Tambatamba donates assorted materials to a school in Kasempa Constituency

Zambian law makers have for several months now, been undertaking sensitisation activities and donating materials in their constituencies towards the fight against Covid19. The parliamentarians while working together with members of staff in the Constituency offices and various stakeholders have undertaken sensitisation activities and made donations in different parts of their constituencies such as police stations, schools, markets and hospitals.

Parliament to resume Sitting on 9th June, 2020

Clerk of the National Assembly, Mrs Cecilia N Mbewe has issued a statement that the Fourth Session of the Twelfth National Assembly, which adjourned Sine die on Wednesday, 18th March, 2020, will resume on Tuesday, 9th June, 2020 at 1430 Hours.

CPA Toolkit for Commonwealth Parliaments and Legislatures on the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic and delivering parliamentary democracy

The outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and its subsequent spread as a global pandemic that has rapidly spread to at least 180 countries, has consequently plunged many Parliaments and Legislatures across the world into a state of emergency. Commonwealth Parliaments and Parliamentarians are grappling with many different issues both to implement the emergency health measures during this global pandemic while at the same time looking at new ways to conduct debates, scrutinise and pass legislation, hold parliamentary committees and question the actions of their governments.


The National Assembly of Zambia (NAZ) Madalas football team was held to a scoreless game by Chikankata Mission Madalas on Saturday, 14th March, 2020.  The game was hosted by Chikankata Member of Parliament, Mr Kabwe Mwiinga at the Chikankata High School football ground.



The National Assembly of Zambia, on Monday, 9th March 2020 took part in commemorating the International Women’s day which was held under the theme, “I am generation equality: realizing women’s rights” at the show grounds in Lusaka. The Ceremony, which was graced by H.E the President of the Republic of Zambia, Mr Edgar Chagwa Lungu, included exhibition booths, live entertainment and a march past. The National Assembly was represented by the First Deputy Speaker, Hon.


Former Clerk of the National Assembly of Zambia, Mr. Mwelwa Ng’ona Chibesakunda has passed away.  Mr Chibesakunda who served as Clerk from 1968 to 1990 and 1991 to 2002 died on Tuesday, 25th February, 2020 at the age of 80 years in South Africa where he was undergoing treatment.


The Chairperson of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, Her Excellency Mrs Valentina Matvienko has said that co-operation with Zambia is one of Russia’s important priorities.  Speaking during the address to the National Assembly of Zambia on Tuesday, 18th February, 2020, Mrs Matvienko said Zambia enjoys a long history of co-operation with the Russian Federation, with the Soviet Union being the first country to recognise Zambia’s independence.

Climate Change and Small States: Parliamentarian’s Toolkit launched by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association

The contemporary challenge from climate change is a global concern, its impacts touching every nation on earth. Despite contributing least to global greenhouse gas emissions, it is however, the small states and territories of the Commonwealth and beyond who will suffer disproportionately from its effects.