Commonwealth observers to redeploy to Nigeria for 28 March elections

20 March 2015 - Commonwealth election observers are set to redeploy to Nigeria ahead of Presidential and National Assembly Elections, to be held on 28 March 2015. The Commonwealth Observer Group is led by Dr Bakili Muluzi, former President of Malawi.

Hon. Speaker Matibini Addresses the 132 IPU Assembly in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Speaker of the National Assembly  of Zambia, the Rt. Hon Justice Dr Patrick Matibini, SC, MP on Sunday 29th March, 2015 addressed Delegates at  the National Convention Centre where  the 132 Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly is taking place  in Hanoi, Vietnam  from 28 March to 1st April, 2015, under the theme, “The Sustainable Development Goals: Turning Words into Action.”

Commonwealth Observer Group

Interim Statement on the Nigeria Presidential and National Assembly Elections – 28 March 2015 Abuja, Nigeria - 30 March 2015 Statement by: Dr Bakili Muluzi, Chairperson of the Commonwealth Observer Group to the Presidential and National Assembly Elections in Nigeria.


Use collective power of MPs for gender equality

Hanoi,  March 2015
Women parliamentarians from across the world are calling upon all MPs to use their individual and collective power to make gender equality a reality for all women and girls.
Marking the 30th anniversary of the Inter-Parliamentary Union’s (IPU) Meeting of Women Parliamentarians, the women MPs are underscoring the enormous potential for change that MPs hold as legislators, representatives and overseers of government.

Condemnation of theTerror Attack in Nairobi, Kenya

The International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) has learnt with deep sadness of the reported death of 147 and more than 79 wounded resulting from the cold-blooded act of terror attack at Moi Garissa University College in Kenya

IPU missions to push for solutions on abuses of MPs human rights

The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) will be carrying out human rights missions to the Maldives, Malaysia and Mongolia in the coming months in a series of decisions adopted on the closing day of its 132nd Assembly in Hanoi.  The Organization is deeply concerned by the serious and repeated death threats allegedly made against opposition MPs in the Maldives since last year, as well as the increasing political polarization and heightened tensions in the country since the arrest, trial and conviction of former President Mohamed Nasheed earlier this year.

Support to the National Assembly of Zambia Project

Support to the National Assembly of Zambia Project

The National Planning and Budgeting Policy enhances the National Assembly’s role in providing scrutiny and oversight of the budget preparation and implementation process. One of the Policy’s key aims is to strengthen and broaden the scrutiny and oversight function of the Legislature through building the capacity of National Assembly staff and Members of Parliament and ensuring that the Legislature uses comprehensive, results-based information to scrutinise the budget.

Zambia to host 134th IPU Assembly in 2016

Zambia to host 134th IPU Assembly in 2016

The Speaker of the National Assembly of Zambia, Rt. Hon, Justice Dr. Patrick Matibini, SC, MP, has officially announced that Zambia will host the 134th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly on 18th to 23rd March, 2016.

He made this announcement during a press briefing at the Media Center, Parliament Building in Lusaka today.

The Speaker said the event will be an opportunity to show the world what Zambia has to offer in terms of tourism and also products manufactured in Zambia.

Zambia Pledges Support to Mozambique Candidate for the Pan-African Parliament Presidency

The Rt. Hon. Justice, Dr. Patrick Matibini SC, MP, Speaker of the National Assembly of Zambia has pledged to support Hon. Eduardo Joaquim Mulembwe of Mozambique for the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) Presidency.

Speaking during a meeting held at Parliament Buildings, on 20th April 2015, the Hon. Speaker of the National Assembly of Zambia assured Hon. Mulembwe of the support of the National Assembly of Zambia and offered his personal commitment towards his candidature.

Close collaboration between the Speaker and Parliamentary Whips, Important

“There is need for close collaboration between the Office of the Speaker and the Whips of the House”, says the Speaker of the National Assembly, Rt. Hon. Justice Patrick Matibini, SC, MP.
He stated that the interface between the Office of the Speaker and the House was through the Whips, who ensure party discipline, thereby being pillars when the House is  facing challenges in  maintaining order in the House.