Commonwealth Day celebrated under 'A Young Commonwealth.

The Commonwealth Day celebrations held on 9th March 2015 were celebrated at the Parliament Buildings with an Open Forum which allowed young people to discuss the establishment of a Youth Parliament in Zambia. The Speaker of the National Assembly, the Rt. Hon. Justice Dr Patrick Matibini, SC, MP officially opened the ceremony and in his remarks told the youth that he was delighted that young people from all over the country came together with the view of creating a forum through which the youths could meaningfully contribute towards fostering democracy and development.

Mr Speaker launches the 1.5 Kilometre long ‘Journey in History’ painting

The Rt. Hon. Justice Dr. Patrick Matibini, SC, MP, Speaker of the National Assembly of Zambia has urged Zambians to listen to and respect the diverse voices and viewpoints of various people in the communities including those of the children. He was speaking during the launch of the 1.5 Kilometre long painting themed the ‘Journey in History’ at the Parliament Buildings.

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.