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Zambia’s National Assembly 2016-2021

Zambia’s National Assembly 2016-2021

January 02
13:15 2017

2016-2021 Members of Parliament Zambia

Presiding Officers

Whips

Government Chief Whip – PF
Leader of the Opposition – UPND
Stephen Chungu
Deputy Chief Whip – PF

Constituency: Kapoche
Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF)
Portfolio: Minister – Tourism and Arts

Constituency: Milanzi
Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Mbabala
Political Party: United Party for National Development (UPND)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Mpongwe
Political Party: United Party for National Development (UPND)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Moomba
Political Party: United Party for National Development (UPND)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Chipili
Political Party: Independent (Independent)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Nchanga
Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Mpika Central
Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF)
Portfolio: Minister – Office of the Vice President

Constituency: Bwana Mkubwa
Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Chimbamilonga
Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Mufulira
Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Luampa
Political Party: United Party for National Development (UPND)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Kawambwa
Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF)
Portfolio: Provincial Minister – Luapula Province

Constituency: Mansa Central
Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF)
Portfolio: Minister – Health

Constituency: Kalulushi
Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF)
Portfolio: Minister – Information and Broadcasting Services

Constituency: Gwembe
Political Party: United Party for National Development (UPND)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Mkushi South
Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Nkana
Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Pambashe
Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF)
Portfolio: Minister – Housing and Infrastructure Development

Constituency: Lufubu
Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Kafue
Political Party: United Party for National Development (UPND)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Lupososhi
Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Stephen Chungu

Constituency: Luanshya
Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF)
Portfolio: Deputy Chief Whip – <none>

Constituency: Msanzala
Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Nominated
Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF)
Portfolio: Minister – Defense

Constituency: Chilubi
Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Lufwanyama
Political Party: United Party for National Development (UPND)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Nominated
Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF)
Portfolio: Provincial Minister – Southern Province

Constituency: Nangoma
Political Party: Independent (Independent)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Mongu Central
Political Party: United Party for National Development (UPND)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Nalolo
Political Party: Independent (Independent)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Mwembeshi
Political Party: Independent (Independent)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Livingstone
Political Party: United Party for National Development (UPND)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Lumezi
Political Party: Independent (Independent)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Kafulafuta
Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Serenje
Political Party: Movement for Multi-Party Democracy (MMD)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Luapula
Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF)
Portfolio: Minister – Community Development and Social services

Constituency: Lunte
Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Kapiri Mposhi
Political Party: United Party for National Development (UPND)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Bahati
Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF)
Portfolio: Minister – Foreign Affairs

Christopher Kalila Kalila

Constituency: Lukulu East
Political Party: United Party for National Development (UPND)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Victoria Kalima

Constituency: Kasenengwa
Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF)
Portfolio: Minister – Gender

Constituency: Wusakile
Political Party: Independent (Independent)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Zambezi East
Political Party: United Party for National Development (UPND)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Kalomo Central
Political Party: United Party for National Development (UPND)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Roan
Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Mufumbwe
Political Party: United Party for National Development (UPND)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Shiwa Ng’andu
Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF)
Portfolio: Minister – Home Affairs

Hon Jean Kapata

Constituency: Mandevu
Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF)
Portfolio: Minister – Lands, Natural Resources and Environmental Protection

Constituency: Nominated
Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF)
Portfolio: Provincial Minister – North-Western Province 

Constituency: Chisamba
Political Party: United Party for National Development (UPND)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Bangweulu
Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Solwezi West
Political Party: United Party for National Development (UPND)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Keembe
Political Party: United Party for National Development (UPND)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Masaiti
Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF)
Portfolio: Minister – Fisheries and Livestock

Constituency: Chiengi
Political Party: Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Matero
Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF)
Portfolio: Minister – Water Development and Sanitation and Environmental Protection

Constituency: Solwezi East
Political Party: United Party for National Development (UPND)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Chembe
Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Zambezi West
Political Party: United Party for National Development (UPND)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Sesheke
Political Party: United Party for National Development (UPND)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Muchinga
Political Party: Movement for Multi-Party Democracy (MMD)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Luena
Political Party: United Party for National Development (UPND)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Manyinga
Political Party: United Party for National Development (UPND)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Katombola
Political Party: United Party for National Development (UPND)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Namwala
Political Party: United Party for National Development (UPND)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Kabwata
Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF)
Portfolio: Minister – Justice

Constituency: Kabompo
Political Party: United Party for National Development (UPND)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Chavuma
Political Party: United Party for National Development (UPND)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Nalikwanda
Political Party: United Party for National Development (UPND)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Nkandu Luo

Constituency: Munali
Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF)
Portfolio: Minister – Higher Education

Constituency: Kabushi
Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF)
Portfolio: Provincial Minister – Copperbelt Province

Constituency: Mwense
Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF)
Portfolio: Minister – Energy

Constituency: Magoye
Political Party: United Party for National Development (UPND)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Nchelenge
Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Kanchibiya
Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Mfuwe
Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF)
Portfolio: Second Deputy Speaker – <none>

Constituency: Kwacha
Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Isoka
Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF)
Portfolio: Provincial Minister – Muchinga Province

Constituency: Mulobezi
Political Party: Independent (Independent)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Chipata Central
Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF)
Portfolio: Minister – Youth, Sport and Child Development

Constituency: Pemba
Political Party: United Party for National Development (UPND)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Nkeyema
Political Party: United Party for National Development (UPND)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Milenge
Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Chifunabuli
Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Bweengwa
Political Party: United Party for National Development (UPND)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Vubwi
Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Feira
Political Party: Independent (Independent)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Mapatizya
Political Party: United Party for National Development (UPND)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Kalabo Central
Political Party: United Party for National Development (UPND)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Shang’ombo
Political Party: United Party for National Development (UPND)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Nathaniel Mubukwanu

Constituency: Nominated
Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF)
Portfolio: Provincial Minister – Western Province

Constituency: Ikeleng’i
Political Party: United Party for National Development (UPND)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Chilanga
Political Party: United Party for National Development (UPND)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Chinsali
Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Ndola Central
Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Senanga
Political Party: United Party for National Development (UPND)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Siavonga
Political Party: United Party for National Development (UPND)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Nominated
Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF)
Portfolio: Minister – Development Planning

Constituency: Solwezi Central
Political Party: United Party for National Development (UPND)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Rufunsa
Political Party: United Party for National Development (UPND)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Kantanshi
Political Party: Independent (Independent)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Chama North
Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Mporokoso
Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF)
Portfolio: Provincial Minister – Northern Province

Constituency: Chama South
Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Lukashya
Political Party: Independent (Independent)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Bwacha
Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF)
Portfolio: Provincial Minister – Central Province

Constituency: Kankoyo
Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF)
Portfolio: Minister – Communications and Transport

Constituency: Liuwa
Political Party: United Party for National Development (UPND)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Kamfinsa
Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Chililabombwe
Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF)
Portfolio: Government Chief Whip – <none>

Constituency: Mwandi
Political Party: United Party for National Development (UPND)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Chitambo
Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Nominated
Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF)
Portfolio: Minister – Finance

Constituency: Mitete
Political Party: United Party for National Development (UPND)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Chongwe
Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF)
Portfolio: Provincial Minister – Lusaka Province

Constituency: Chipangali
Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF)
Portfolio: Minister – Local Government and Housing

Constituency: Lubansenshi
Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Lusaka Central
Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF)
Portfolio: Minister – Commerce, Trade and Industry

Constituency: Mkushi North
Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Katuba
Political Party: United Party for National Development (UPND)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Choma
Political Party: United Party for National Development (UPND)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Mangango
Political Party: United Party for National Development (UPND)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Mwansabombwe
Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Monze
Political Party: United Party for National Development (UPND)
Portfolio: Leader of the Opposition – <none>

Constituency: Chikankata
Political Party: United Party for National Development (UPND)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Chimwemwe
Political Party: Independent (Independent)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Nominated
Political Party: Movement for Multi-Party Democracy (MMD)
Portfolio: First Deputy Speaker – <none>

Constituency: Mumbwa
Political Party: United Party for National Development (UPND)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Sikongo
Political Party: United Party for National Development (UPND)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Chifubu
Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Kabwe Central
Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Maxas Joel Bweupe Ng'onga

Constituency: Kaputa
Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Chingola
Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF)
Portfolio: Minister – Works and Supply

Constituency: Mazabuka Central
Political Party: United Party for National Development (UPND)
Portfolio: Party Whip – <none>

Constituency: Lundazi
Political Party: Independent (Independent)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Kanyama
Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Nyimba
Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Mkaika
Political Party: Movement for Multi-Party Democracy (MMD)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Mwinilunga
Political Party: United Party for National Development (UPND)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Kasama
Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Itezhi-Tezhi
Political Party: United Party for National Development (UPND)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Sinazongwe
Political Party: United Party for National Development (UPND)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Chawama
Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF)
Portfolio: Minister – Chiefs and Traditional Affairs

Constituency: Mpulungu
Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF)
Portfolio: Minister – Presidential Affairs, State House

Constituency: Petauke Central
Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF)
Portfolio: Minister – Agriculture

Constituency: Senga Hill
Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Mbala
Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Nominated
Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Dundumwenzi
Political Party: United Party for National Development (UPND)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Kaoma
Political Party: United Party for National Development (UPND)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Mafinga
Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Nakonde
Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Sioma
Political Party: Independent (Independent)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Nominated
Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF)
Portfolio: Minister – National Guidance and Religious Affairs

Constituency: Chirundu
Political Party: United Party for National Development (UPND)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Kasempa
Political Party: United Party for National Development (UPND)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Kaumbwe
Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Sinda
Political Party: Independent (Independent)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Chadiza
Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Mambilima
Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF)
Portfolio: Minister – General Education

Hon. Inonge Wina, MP

Constituency: Not Applicable
Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF)
Portfolio: Vice President – <none>

Constituency: Malole
Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF)
Portfolio: Minister – Mines and Minerals Development

Constituency: Chasefu
Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Luangeni
Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF)
Portfolio: Back Bench – <none>

Constituency: Malambo
Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF)
Portfolio: Provincial Minister – Eastern Province

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About Parliament

The first meeting of the Northern Rhodesia Parliament took place on 23rd May 1924 in Livingstone, the first capital of Northern Rhodesia. The Parliament elected in December 2001 was the twentieth Parliament to have been elected since parliamentary government began in Zambia. This makes the Zambian Parliament one of the oldest continuously functioning legislatures in the Southern African Sub-region.

Since independence on the 24th October, 1964, Zambia has evolved through eleven (11) Parliaments. In this regard, by 24th October, 2014, the Zambian Parliament will have continuously have enjoyed Parliamentary democracy for fifty (50) years.

According to Article 62 of the Constitution of Zambia, “Parliament” is a composite body consisting of the President and the National Assembly. The Republican President, through the powers conferred by the Constitution, calls Parliament to meet, orders elections to take place and gives final approval to laws (the Presidential Assent) but does not otherwise play an active role in parliamentary work. It is the National Assembly, which consists of elected and nominated Members of Parliament that carries out a wide range of important public responsibilities.

These responsibilities include making laws (Acts of Parliament), approving proposals for taxation and public expenditure, and keeping the work of the Government under scrutiny and review.

Responsible Government

Parliament is not the same the thing as the Executive. Parliament does not appoint the Executive (the Executive is appointed by the Republican President ) but in order to remain in office, the Executive must be able to avoid defeat on important matters such as the Budget.  If the Executive can rely on the support  of Parliament on important matters, it is said to have the confidence of the House.  The principle that a government remains in office only so long as it has the confidence of the House is known as RESPONSIBLE GOVERNANCE (because the Government is responsible to the House for the retention of the House’s confidence) and is of fundamental constitutional importance in our system.

The Election of Members of Parliament

Members of Parliament are elected for a five (5) year term on the basis of elections at which every adult person aged eighteen (18) years of age and above and permanently resident in Zambia is entitled to vote.

There are one hundred and fifty parliamentary constituencies where those aspiring to be Members of Parliament stand for elections every five years. The Republican President nominates eight Members. The total number of Members of Parliament is, therefore, one hundred and fifty-eight (158). But since the Speaker of the National Assembly and the Republican President are also Members of Parliament, this brings the total to one hundred and sixty (160).

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