Zambia

National Assembly

Political system
Presidential-Parliamentary
Structure of parliament
Unicameral
IPU membership
Yes

About parliament

Basic information such as the official name of parliament and details of its structure and leadership. Also includes the current breakdown of MPs by sex and age, and provisions for quotas and reserved seats.

Parliament name
National Assembly
Chamber name
National Assembly
Structure & status of parliament
Lower chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
5

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1977
IPU Geopolitical Group/s
African Group

Speaker

Official title
Speaker of the National Assembly
Speaker
Nelly Butete Kashumba Mutti (Female)
Date of birth: 30 Aug 1956
Term
03 Sep 2021
Additional information

Elected on 3 Sep. 2021.

Speaker terms

Click for historical data

Secretary general

Official title
Clerk
Secretary General
Roy Ngulube (Male)
Term
22 Sep 2023
Notes

Presidential appointment ratified on 22 Sep. 2023.

Members

Statutory number of members
167

Notes:

Appointed members: The President may appoint up to eight members where she or he considers it necessary to enhance the representation of special interests, skills or gender in the National Assembly.

Other: The Vice-President, the Speaker and the First Deputy Speaker.

- The Speaker and the First Deputy Speaker are elected from persons who are qualified to be elected as members of parliament but are not members of parliament. They become members by virtue of holding their post.

- The Second Deputy Speaker is elected from among the members of parliament.

- The two Deputy Speakers cannot be members of the same political party or the same gender.

Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected
Directly elected members
156
Appointed members
8
Other members
3
Current number of members
167
Men
142
Women
25
Percentage of women
15.0%
Population (in thousands)
19,473
Inhabitants per parliamentarian
116,605

Age

Data on the age of parliamentarians is collected at the start of the legislature, following the most recent elections. This data is not updated during the legislature, except when parliament notifies the IPU of a change in the youngest or oldest member.

Average age of all members
49.0
(2021-09)
Youngest member
Imanga Wamunyima (Male)
Youngest member (years)
29
Oldest member
Mutinta C. Makoza (Female)
Oldest member (years)
72
Number of members, by age (2021-09)
Breakdown of members by age and gender
18 - 20 21 - 30 31 - 40 41 - 45 46 - 50 51 - 60 61 - 70 71 - 80 81 - 90 91 and over Totals per gender
Male 0 1 23 23 44 40 11 0 0 0 142
Female 0 0 5 5 3 8 3 1 0 0 25
Totals per age interval 0 1 28 28 47 48 14 1 0 0 167
Total <= 45: 57 Total >= 46: 110
Percentage of members, by age
Age at the last election or renewal Overall Male Female
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger
0.6% 0.6% 0.0%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger
17.4% 14% 3.0%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger
34.1% 28% 6.0%

Reserved seats and quotas

There are reserved seats in parliament for certain groups
No
Electoral quota for women
No
Youth quota
No

Links to additional information

Parliamentary website
List of members
Rules of procedure/Standing Orders
Constitution

Historical data for IPU membership

Historical data for IPU membership
Year IPU membership
2020-09
List of values for 2020-09
No
2019-04
List of values for 2019-04
No
2018-06
List of values for 2018-06
No