2019: Parliament in review – Part 1

MINISTER of Finance Bwalya Ng’andu flanked by daughter Mweshi (left) and wife Sarah on arrival at Parliament to present the 2020 national budget. PICTURE: MACKSON WASAMUNU

IN 2019, Members of Parliament sat for a total of 106 days. The business transacted included the consideration of 441 questions for oral and written answer, 56 ministerial statements and nine private members’ motions.
On March 15, 2019, President Edgar Lungu reminded members of the Zambian Parliament on the expectations of the people through his State of the Nation Address to Parliament.
“Our people are yearning for development. Development which is people-centred. Development that secures our future. Development which does not leave anyone behind. We should, therefore, use this privilege of service to improve the lives of the people,” President Lungu said.
The President of the Republic of Zambia is mandated by Article 9(2) of the Constitution of Zambia to present to Parliament a report on the progress made in the application of national values and principles.
During his address, the President reminded Parliament of the national values and principles contained in Part II of the Constitution of Zambia, which include CLICK TO READ MORE

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