Zambia

National Assembly

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

Parliamentary mandate

Start and end of mandate

Start of the parliamentary mandate for newly elected members
When the election results are declared
Date of start of mandate for newly elected members
No information available
Start of the parliamentary mandate for appointed members
At the time of appointment
Date of start of mandate for appointed members
No information available
End of the parliamentary mandate
On the last day of the chamber’s term (including in the case of early dissolution)
Date of end of mandate
No information available

Speaker

Mode of designation of the Speaker
The Speaker is designated from outside parliament and becomes a member of parliament ex officio
Authority that designates the Speaker when the Speaker is designated from outside parliament.
Parliament
Rank of the Speaker in the hierarchy of the State
Third
Speaker becomes interim Head of State in the event of the latter’s death or incapacity
No
Speaker's mandate continues between legislatures
Yes

Speaker terms

The term of the Speaker is different from the term of the house
Yes
Speaker's term
5 Years
Fixed election date for the Speaker, if any
No information available

Immunity and code of conduct

Parliament’s authorization is required for the detention or prosecution of members
No
There is a Code of conduct for members
Yes

Salaries and allowances

Members are paid salaries by parliament
Yes
(2022)
Basic salary, per year
236,497 ZMW
(2022)
Basic salary, per year in PPP
36,553
(2022)
Basic allowances
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Basic allowance in PPP
7,344
Names of the basic allowances

Special utility, car, fuel, constituency, utilities, communications, travel

Attendance allowance
2,000 ZMW
Attendance allowance in PPP
706
Periodicity of attendance allowance
Day
Members pay income tax on salaries
No
Members pay income tax on allowances
No
Members can have remunerated employment outside parliament
Yes
Members are required to declare income from other employment to parliament
No
Additional salaries and allowances provided for leadership positions
Yes

Facilities, services and allowances for constituency work

Personal staff to work directly for the parliamentarian
No information available
Office at parliament
No
Constituency office
Yes
Housing
No
Other cash or in-kind allowances for constituency work
Yes

Notes: Constituency allowances for the Speaker, First Deputy Speaker, Second Deputy Speaker, Chief Whip, Leader of the Opposition, Deputy Chief Whip, Opposition Whip, and members are 49, 608 ZMW for rural, 39, 688 ZMW for urban and 33, 072 ZMW for nominated.

Additional salaries and allowances for leadership positions
List of salaries and allowances for leadership positions
Salary Allowances
Speaker Yes Yes
Committee Chair

Notes:

Speaker:

Basic salary: 319,796 ZMW

Annual allowance: 74,498 ZMW

First Deputy Speaker, Chief Whip, Leader of the Opposition:

Basic salary: 253,202 ZMW

Annual allowance: 65,408 ZMW

Second Deputy Speaker & Deputy Chief Whip:

Basic salary: 246,185 ZMW

Annual allowance: 62,589 ZMW

Opposition Whip:

Basic salary: 241,341 ZMW

Annual allowance: 55,051 ZMW

Salary of the Speaker
319,796 ZMW
Salary of the Speaker in PPP
112,888
Parliament determines the amount of salaries
Yes
Name of the body (or bodies) in parliament which determines the amount

Standing Orders Committee

Parliament determines the amount of allowances
Yes
Name of the body (or bodies) in parliament which determines the amount

Standing Orders Committee

Name of the institution outside parliament which determines the amount
No information available
The parliamentary salary is determined in reference to another salary scale
No
Year data was last reported

2022

Participation in the government

Members of the government must also be members of parliament
Can be a member of parliament
Number of members of the parliament/chamber who are also members of the government
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Members for whom data is available
167
(2021)
Percentage of members of parliament/chamber who are also members of the government
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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