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ZAMBIA IN TOP 5 DELEGATIONS WITH MORE WOMEN PARTICIPANTS AT 144TH IPU ASSEMBLY

The National Assembly of Zambia has been ranked amongst the top 5 delegations with 50.1 to 60 per cent women parliamentarians who participated in the just ended 144th Assembly of the Inter – Parliamentary Union (IPU). This was according to a statement which was released by the IPU Secretariat at the close of the 144th IPU Assembly held in Nusa Dua, Bali in Indonesia from 20 to 24th March 2022.

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CLIMATE CHANGE - 21ST CENTURY GREATEST CHALLENGE

The Speaker of the National Assembly of Zambia, the Right Honourable Madam Nelly B K Mutti, MP has stated that climate change has posed to be the world’ s greatest challenge of the 21st Century. She said that, the poorest communities around the world are particularly the most vulnerable who are experiencing the devastating and pernicious effects of climate change.

NORTHERN, MUCHINGA AND CENTRAL PROVINCE CONSTITUENCY OFFICE STAFF ORIENTED

The Parliamentary Reforms Programme Department, the Accounts Department, and the Administration, Human Resources, and Development Department conducted an orientation workshop for 28 members of staff from various Constituency Offices in Northern, Muchinga and Central Provinces. The orientation was held from 15th to 18thMarch, 2022 at Crumach Lodge in Mpika. This was the first in a series of four (4) orientation workshops to be held in quarter 1 and quarter 2. The objective of the orientation was to strengthen the human and institutional capacity of Parliamentary Constituency Officers.

FIRST DEPUTY SPEAKER ATTENDS PRESIDENT BANDA'S FUNERAL

The First Deputy Speaker Malungo A Chisangano, MP, looks on as the late Fourth Republican Presidents' cortege arrives at the Lusaka Showgrounds

First Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly Honourable Malungo A Chisangano, MP,  represents the National Assembly of Zambia at the State Funeral of His Excellency Mr Rupiah Bwezani Banda, Fourth President of the Republic of Zambia on Thursday 17th March 2022, held at the Lusaka Showgrounds.  Also in attendance was Former Speaker of the National Assembly of Zambia, the Rt Honourable Dr. Patrick Matibini, SC., BA, FCIArb, MP.

CAPAH ZAMBIA LAUNCHES STRATEGIC PLANNING MEETING

The Coalition of African Parliamentarian Against HIV and AIDS (CAPAH) officially opened its strategic planning meeting on Saturday 19th March 2022, at Chaminuka Lodge and Nature Reserve, Chongwe, Lusaka.

Honourable Sylvia Masebo, MP, Mister of Health officiated the event on behalf of Her Honour the Vice President of the Republic of Zambia, Madam W. K. Nalumango, MP.

SPEAKER MUTTI CONFERS WITH UK LORD SPEAKER MCFALL

The Speaker of the National Assembly of Zambia, the Rt. Hon Nelly B K Mutti, MP met with the United Kingdom Lord Speaker, Lord McFall of Alcluith on Wednesday, 16th March, 2022 in London, Untied Kingdom.  Earlier, Speaker Mutti met the Secretary General of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, Mr Stephen Twigg.

Speaker Mutti is in the United Kingdom on an orientation programme. 

Minister of Energy engages MPs on the Rural Electrification Programme

Pictures courtesy of Namasiku Mubiana

Minister of Energy Hon. Eng. Peter Kapala, MP, on, Tuesday 15th March 2022 engaged Members of Parliament on the Government’s intention to scale up the programme of rural electrification in rural areas through the extension of the Grid Network and deployment of off-grid electrification solutions such as mini-grids, solar home systems and provision of solar water pumping technologies. He said this during the opening of the symposium organized for Members of Parliament on the Rural Electrification Programme at Parliament Buildings in Lusaka. Hon.

FIRST DEPUTY SPEAKER CONFERS WITH WORLD BANK OFFICIALS

A Delegation from the World Bank led by the Executive Director Eva Valle Maestro paid a courtesy call on the First Deputy Speaker, Honourable Malungo A Chisangano, MP, and the Second Deputy Speaker, Honourable Moses Moyo, MP of the National Assembly of Zambia on Monday 14th March 2022 at Parliament Buildings.

The Honorable First and Second Deputy Speakers pay respect to the Fourth Republican President

Pictures courtesy of Emily Kuwema, Times of Zambia

The First Deputy Speaker Hon Malungo Chisangano, MP and The Second Deputy Speaker Hon Moses Moyo, MP consoled Former First Lady Mrs Thandiwe Banda at Belvedeer Lodge funeral house and signed the book of condolences after the demise of the Fourth Republican President, His Excellency Mr Rupiah Bwezani Banda who passed away on Friday,11th March 2022. (Pictures courtesy of Emily Kuwema, Times of Zambia)

Speaker Mutti attends the Commonwealth Service, confers with Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC

Speaker of the National Assembly, the Rt. Hon Nelly B K Mutti, MP attended the Commonwealth Service that was held at the Westminster Abbey in London on Monday, 14th March, 2022. After the service, Speaker Mutti conferred with the Secretary General of the Commonwealth, the Rt. Hon Patricia Scotland QC. 

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