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.

Parliamentary Shepolopolo silences Zim MPs

The Zambian Parliamentary Netball Team on Saturday, 25th July, 2015 beat their Zimbabwe counterparts to a tune of 13-11.  
The games that were played in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe saw the Zambian MPs dominate the first two quarters with Zimbabwe almost recovering in the third quarter.  However, the unbeatable Shepolopolo who were captained by Hon Annie Chungu dominated the fourth quarter with a resounding victory of 13-11.

SADC Governments must lead in Mobilization of domestic funding for HIV/AIDS - Speaker

Speaker of the National Assembly, the Rt. Hon. Justice Dr Patrick Matibini, SC, MP has said there is urgent need for SADC Governments to lead in the mobilization of domestic funding for HIV and AIDS and strengthening health care systems to roll out HIV prevention, treatment, care and support strategies.

Dr Matibini said this during an orientation workshop for Members of Parliament on the Implementation of Regional, Continental and International Commitments on HIV/AIDS Financing Projectswhich was held at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Lusaka on 22ndJuly, 2015.

CPA UK July Newsletter

Dear Members and Colleagues,

The summer recess is nearly upon us, and the new Parliament has already seen a great deal of international outreach activity here in Westminster and abroad.