Speaker of the National Assembly of Zambia, Rt. Hon. Nelly B K Mutti, MP has urged Members of Parliament to act on climate change issues. She said this during a tree planting exercise and a combined tour of Chawama, Matero and Mandevu Parliamentary Constituency Offices on Monday, 3rd October, 2022.

Speaker Mutti urged the Members of Parliament of the three Constituencies she visited to plant trees in each of their constituencies as one of the measures to mitigate against the impact of climate change at constituency level. “This exercise answers to the calls of the 144th Inter-Parliamentary Union and Related Meetings held in March, 2022 in Bali, Indonesia,where Parliaments were tasked with the mandate to work towards prioritizing and building consensus on issues that affect conservation, natural resources management and climate change”, she said.

The Honourable Speaker also disclosed to the Members of Parliament that the Ministry of Green Economy and Environment has pledged to supplyconstituencies with trees to plant to help them alleviate issues of climate change. The Speaker of the National Assembly and her two deputies have embarked on a programme to familiarise with the operations of Parliamentary Constituency Offices and among the issues being addressed are; challenges being faced in the Offices, opportunities that can be leveraged, the need for increased visibility of the Offices and public engagement; and the Tree Planting Exercise which was launched by the Speaker in July, 2022.

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