Lungu swears in Matibini, Namugala and Malama

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President Lungu

President Edgar Lungu today swore in Newly Elected Speaker of the National Assembly Justice Dr Patrick Matibini. SC,  First Deputy Speaker Catherine Namugala and Second Deputy Speaker Mwimba during  a ceremony held at State House on September 23, 2016.

The ceremony was attended by Vice President Inonge Wina, Patriotic Front  Secretary General Davies Mwila and his Deputy Mumbi Phiri. Cabinet Ministers, Secretary to Cabinet Roland Msiska, and other senior government officials were also in  attendance.

And speaking on the swearing ceremony,  Lungu said he is available to consultations and visitations from the National Assembly. And that he will freely avail himself at all times to the National Assembly Speaker, Members of Parliament (MPs) and National Assembly staff.

“I shall be freely accessible to you Mr. Speaker, MPs and all National Assembly staff at all times as well as interpret their words and actions in most favourable manner,” Lungu said.

Matibini, Namugala and Malama took their oaths before the head of state

Earlier in the day, the National Assembly elected Dr. Matibini as Speaker ,Mrs. Namugala and Mr. Malama  who all went un-opposed during the elections.

National Assembly Clerk Doris  Mwinga announced that the trio were this morning elected by the MPs in accordance with the Constitution Article 82 (6) and National Assembly Standing Orders 4 and 5.

Mwinga further disclosed that  Namugala and  Malama were elected with Standing Order 5 (16) provision.

“The Members of Parliament shall elect, by secret ballot, a Speaker of the National Assembly from a list of names of persons, who are qualified to be elected as Members of Parliament, but are not Members of Parliament, submitted to the National Assembly by the President; political parties holding seats in the National Assembly, a person is qualified to be elected as Speaker of the National Assembly if that person is a citizen by birth or descent; does not have dual citizenship; has been ordinarily resident in Zambia; and is at least thirty-five years old,” the Constitution reads in part.

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12 Responses to Lungu swears in Matibini, Namugala and Malama

  1. Let them eat but they should also remember that ECL did not win the August 11 2016 Presidential elections.

    Mpongo Muleya
    September 23, 2016 at 2:36 pm
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  2. There’s time for everything. Congratulations.

    Nevy Kabs
    September 23, 2016 at 3:34 pm
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  3. All 3 positions to 1 party. Reminds me of the UNIP 1 party state. Multiparty politics has failed under PF. Democracy cannot thrive under such conditions. opposition has savagely been weakened. Next is a full fledged dictatorship while we watch helplessly.

    Mary
    September 23, 2016 at 3:50 pm
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  5. opposition. Just go to parliament and drink your tea. Let them continue debating among themselves as PF MPs. It adds no value to debate in this parliament because you will just be abusing your energy.Please stay away.

    PRESIDENTIAL POWERS
    September 23, 2016 at 4:33 pm
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    • Hear, hear hear

      Spectator
      September 23, 2016 at 5:16 pm
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      • Order,order order

        Spectator
        September 23, 2016 at 5:17 pm
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  6. I agree bro, its not even being weakened Mary, the opposition is persecuted for voicing out on matters of national interest. Its not worthy debating for under PF.Its even possible the three speakers are still at state house receiving instructions on how to deal with opposition, they thrive better in intimidation thus require no opposition.

    Jolly
    September 23, 2016 at 4:46 pm
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  7. Southern province=Tonga mps. .
    W/p=lozi mps. .nw/p=lunda, luvale and kaonde mps. ..e/p..ngoni chewa nsenga +mps. .Central p. .lenje, , ngoni and bemba mps. Why?lusaka p..soli, lenje, ngoni and bemba mps why?muchinga p..bemba a few namwangas. ..northern. ..bemba, a few mambwes. .luapula. ..bembas and a few aushis. C/belt. Bembas and a few lambas. .why? As you can see thieves are everywhere. How can a nation develop like that. No way. Check in the parliament and see which tribe will be dominating. Very selfish lazy people. They can’t do any work that’s why politics is their livelihood. Sworn in by a forged leader and you are happy, then you are not yourself upstairs.

    mukela
    September 23, 2016 at 9:30 pm
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  8. Mukela wena king. Anyway i totally agree with you and when secession come i will be with you. I too can’t live with thieves.

    mwale
    September 23, 2016 at 9:39 pm
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  9. The only way of solving this problem is to divide the nation into two nations since at the beginning it was two nations.Being together with thieves it is really difficult and we will continue complaining with same problem, and we shall not develop.

    Kakompe DM
    September 24, 2016 at 7:18 am
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  10. What will be the point of debating when you know that you will always lose when it comes to voting?
    Just to be used when it suits them? They will be saying parliament was used when you know it is one party? In USA it can work because the institutions of democracy do not allow intimidation of the opposition.
    UPND MPs should just keep quiet and enjoy the allowances.
    Let the PF run the country as they wish.

    If a subject is very interesting just debate for academic purposes but keep away from voting.

    The constitution matters when it is in the interest of the PF.

    Is this the way to go?
    Well, that is the way they want things to be.

    Leadership is a serious matter
    September 24, 2016 at 12:24 pm
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