LUSAKA Zambia (Xinhua) --
Zambia lawmakers who emerged winners in last month’s
general elections will begin their sittings next week, a senior
official from the National Assembly said on Wednesday.
Clerk of the National Assembly Doris Mwiinga said in a statement
that the sittings will commence on Sept. 23 following the August 11
She said the sittings of the first session of the 12th
National Assembly will commence following the issuance of a gazette
by the Speaker of the National Assembly, Patrick Matibini.
The ruling Patriotic Front (PF) has 80 lawmakers while opposition
parties have 62, with 14 independent lawmakers in the 156-member
The lawmakers are expected to report for registration and
orientation from Sept. 18 to 22, it added.