Speaker of the National Assembly, Hon. Nelly Butete Kashumba Mutti has been conferred with the status of State Counsel by the  President of the Republic of Zambia, Mr Hakainde Hichilema. 

She was conferred with the status of State Counsel with four others namely; Minister of Home Affairs Hon. Jack Mwiimbu (MP), Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) Chairperson, Ms. Mwangala Zalomous, prominent Lusaka lawyer Abdullah Dudhia and Ms. Emily Mwanza Chibiya respectively. 

This was at a swearing in ceremony at State House held today, Wednesday, 13th March, 2024.

Speaker Mutti has  dedicated this noble achievement to all the women and the girl child in Zambia. 

"This stands as an encouragement to the girl child that with focus, hard work and determination, our dreams and aspirations can be achieved," Speaker Mutti said. 

The significance of the aforesaid achievement underscores the President’s unwavering commitment in ensuring that women are given the much-needed platform in the governance of our great nation.

The title of State Counsel signifies a substantial level of expertise, responsibility, and authority in the legal field, often involving complex legal issues and important public interest matters. It further demands one to distinguish themselves thereby setting as an example and a role model in the legal field.
Speaker Mutti has thanked the President and Zambian citizens  for the support in her quest to serve the country.

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