The first Circuit Court Sessions to held in Ndola

The Tax Appeals Tribunal (formally Revenue Appeals Tribunal) is a statutory body created by Act No. 11 of 1998 as amended by Act No. 1 of 2015 to provide a specialized and speedy forum to resolve tax related disputes between Taxpayers and the Zambia Revenue Authority.

The President Launches the 2015 National Youth Policy and Action Plan on Youth Empowerment and Employment.

The president of the Republic of Zambia Mr Edgar C Lungu recently launched the 2015 National Youth Policy and Action Plan on Youth Empowerment and Employment. The President launched the two documents in Lusaka on 12th August, 2015.

H.E The President to officially open Parliament on Friday 18th Sept 2015

National Assembly of Zambia

His Excellency the President of the Republic of Zambia, Mr Edgar Chagwa Lungu will on Friday, 18th September 2015 officially open the Fifth Session of the 11th National Assembly.

MPs cardinal in implementation of SDGs – Speaker Matibini

NEW YORK, Tuesday, 2 September, 2015 – Speaker of the National Assembly of Zambia, The Right Honourable Justice Dr. Patrick Matibini, SC, says Members of Parliament are in vantage position to contribute to the shaping, advancement and implementation of sustainable development agenda.

Parliamentary leaders’ summit pledges to reconnect people and democracy

New York, 2 September 2015
Parliamentary leaders from nearly 140 countries have pledged to do their utmost to reconnect people with democracy in an ambitious and far-reaching declaration adopted at the end of a three-day global summit in New York.
More than 170 Speakers and Deputy Speakers of Parliament at the Fourth World Conference of Speakers of Parliament acknowledged that extraordinary efforts would be needed to build a world that people want by turning the tide against the many challenges that undermine democracy, peace and development.

Chinese funding to help IPU support new development agenda

Geneva/New York, 31 August 2015
The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) has welcomed the decision by China to provide US$ 1.5 million in new funding to the Organization in its work to strengthen parliaments and better prepare them for the implementation of the new sustainable development agenda.
The funds will be mainly used to help develop the capacity of parliamentarians in developing countries to tackle the many challenges they face in fulfilling their role as legislators, representatives of their people and overseers of government.

Women Speakers of Parliament define agenda for equality within a generation

Geneva/New York, 31 August 2015
Female Speakers of Parliament from around the world have called for action on gender equality to be dramatically scaled up through collective action.
At the conclusion of a two-day meeting on “Innovating for gender equality” at UN Headquarters in New York, women Speakers underlined the strength of unity of thought and action as a powerful agent for change to achieve gender equality within one generation.

CPA Exco cancels 61st Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference

The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) Executive Committee, on Wednesday 19th August, 2015, cancelled the 61st Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference (CPC) slated for Islamabad, Pakistan, from 29th September – 8th October, 2015.
This follows an emergency teleconference meeting of the Executive Committee convened to consider the Pakistan Branch’s refusal to invite the Jammu and Kashmir Branch to the conference.

Speaker Attends 46th CPA Africa Region Conference in Nairobi Kenya

Rt. Honourable Justice Dr Patrick Matibini, MP, SC, Speaker of the National Assembly, attended the 46th Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) Africa Region Conference and Annual General Meeting held at the Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya. The Speaker’s Delegation included Hon Jean Kapata, Minister of Tourism and Arts, Mr Stephen Masumba, MP, Ms Victoria Kalima MP, Mr Boyd Hamusonde, MP and  Mr Rodgers Lingweshi, MP.

Politics must change to build world we want - IPU Secretary General

When more than 150 parliamentary leaders from across the globe meet in New York later this month, the unique gathering will have the potential to kick-start wide-ranging political action to bring dramatic change to our world for generations to come.

As the heads of national parliaments, Speakers of Parliament are also the official voice of all the people in their countries. Among the most senior political leaders nationally, they also have the power to do politics differently.