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PARLIAMENTARIANS SENSITISED BY BANK OF ZAMBIA ON RECENT GLOBAL AND NATIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENTS

The Bank of Zambia Governor, Dr Denny Kalyalya, updated Members of Parliament on key macro-economic and financial sector developments, and also provided general information on the operations of the Bank of Zambia.  This was when he officially opened a Seminar for selected Members of Parliament, which took place from 1st to 4th November, 2019 at AVANI Victoria Falls Resort in Livingstone, Zambia.

NAZ EMBARKS ON REVISION OF STANDING ORDERS

Speaker of the National Assembly of Zambia, the Rt Hon. Mr Justice Dr Patrick Matibini, SC, BA, FCIArb, MP, has called upon all Honourable Members of Parliament, to actively participate in the process of reviewing the Standing Orders in order to make them simplified, comprehensive and coherent for the smooth transaction of business in the House.

AFRICAN PARLIAMENTARIANS UNANIMOUSLY ADOPT MODEL LAWS ON DISABILITY AND POLICING

African Parliamentarians adopted the Draft Model Law on Disability and Draft Model Policing Law during the Pan African Parliament (PAP) Third Ordinary Session of the Fifth Parliament that took place from 2nd to 18th October, 2019 in Midrand South Africa.
The Model Law on Disability aims at providing a legal and institutional framework for the protection and promotion of the rights of persons with disabilities, in line with the existing international and regional legal and policy instruments.

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KATUTA TO HEAD THE IPU HEALTH ADVISORY GROUP

Chiengi Member of Parliament Ms Given Katuta was on Tuesday, 15th October 2019 elected to head the Inter Parliamentary Union IPU Advisory Group on Health at the ongoing 141st IPU Assembly in Belgrade, Serbia.
Ms Katuta, MP, who is Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD) was elected from amongst other Group members after beating her opponent Honourable Bayr from the Austrian Parliament.  She takes over from Honourable Millet from the National Assembly of Bangladesh to serve a four-year term as President of the Advisory Group until June 2023.

PARLIAMENTS ARE STRATEGIC AND KEY TO GLOBAL AND REGIONAL COMMITMENTS – SPEAKER MATIBINI

Speaker of the National Assembly, The Right Honourable Dr Patrick Matibini, SC, BA, FCIArb, MP has called on world Parliaments at all levels to play a strategic role in order to enhance accountability systems that are key to the implementation of global and regional commitments.

NAZ steps up its interaction with learners

The National Assembly of Zambia has launched its Educational Programme for Zambian Learners with a vision of taking the spirit of Democracy to all Zambian learners in order to make them better informed and active citizens of the future.

President Museveni urges Commonwealth Parliamentarians to uphold parliamentary democracy at the 64th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference

The President of the Republic of Uganda and Vice-Patron of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA), His Excellency Yoweri K. Museveni has urged Commonwealth Parliamentarians to uphold democratic principles and the values of the Commonwealth as he opened the 64 th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference (64th CPC) for over 500 delegates in Kampala, Uganda. The President of Uganda spoke of the Commonwealth having great potential through its common language and opportunities for cooperation on trade, culture and governance.

50TH COMMONWEALTH PARLIAMENTARY ASSOCIATION AFRICA REGIONAL CONFERENCE HELD IN ZANZIBAR, TANZANIA, 30TH AUGUST TO 5TH SEPTEMBER, 2019

Speaker of the National Assembly of Zambia, Rt Hon Mr Justice Dr Patrick Matibini, SC, BA, FCIArb, MP joined other Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) Speakers and Heads of Delegation in attending the 50th CPA Africa Region Conference held in picturesque Zanzibar, Tanzania from 30th August to 5th September, 2019. The Conference which was held under the theme: “E-Parliament: Seamless Platform for Facilitating Democracy” was officially opened by H.E Dr Ali Mohammed Shein, President of Zanzibar and Chairman of the Revolutionary Council.

''Respond to changing society" - Hamukale challenges Parliamentary Staff

Southern Province Minister Honourable Edify Hamukale, MP has called on Parliamentary staff to come up with a continuous reform agenda aimed at repositioning the institution to pro-actively respond to the changing needs of society.

Honourable Hamukale said this at the opening of the 20th  Zimbabwe-Zambia-Botswana (Zim/Zam/Bots) senior Parliamentary Staff Seminar, which was held at Avani Victoria falls in Livingstone from 22nd to 23rd August 2019, under the theme ''Evolution: Adapting to Emerging Trends'',

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