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.

16thZIM-ZAM Senior Parliamentary Staff Seminar opens in Victoria Falls Town

Clerk of the National Assembly of Zambia

Ms Latiso Laticia Dhlamini, Provincial Administrator of Matebeleland North Province, Zimbabwe, on behalf of the Minister of State for Provincial Affairs of Matebele North, officially opened the 16th Zimbabwe-Zambia Senior Parliamentary Staff Seminar at Elephant Hills Hotel in Victoria Falls Town, Zimbabwe, on Tuesday, 25th August, 2015. The theme of this year's Seminar is, "Re-inventing Administration of Parliaments' Institutional Processes In the New Information Era."


National Assembly Launches 2015-2019 Strategic Plan

The National Assembly of Zambia, on Thursday 30th July, 2015, launched its 2015 to 2019 Strategic Plan at the Parliament Buildings; the Strategic Plan is the document that will inform the direction of National Assembly for the next five (5) years. 

Speaker Welcomes the Nigerian National Assembly Service Commission to Parley

The Rt Hon Justice Dr Patrick Matibini, SC, MP, Speaker of the National Assembly of Zambia welcomed Members of the Nigeria National Assembly Service Commission to the Zambian Parliament today, Wednesday 29th July, 2015 at National Assembly Buildings.

Empower Young People - Speaker

Speaker of the National Assembly, the Rt. Hon. Justice, Dr Patrick Matibini, SC, MP has said young people should be empowered in order for them to be active participants in the developmental agenda of the country.

He said this at the 2nd Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) Zambia Branch Local Seminar held at the Parliament Buildings on Wednesday, 29th July, 2015.   The Hon. Mr Speaker further said the Local Seminar provided an opportunity for Members of Parliament to share ideas on matters of common interest in the Commonwealth.

Ruling By Hon Mr Speaker on the crossing of the floor

Hon Mr Speaker Dr Patrick Matibini

Ruling by the Hon Mr. Speaker on points of order raised by the Minister of Home Affairs, Hon D. Mwila, MP, Mr. J. J. Mwiimbu, Member of Parliament for Monze Central Parliamentary Constituency, and the Deputy Minister for Lusaka Province, Hon O. Mwaliteta, MP.