Zambian lawyer Nelly Mutti has become the country’s first female speaker of parliament – responsible for the orderly conduct of debate as well as disciplining lawmakers
She was elected unopposed by the new set of MPs and will be deputised by Attracta Chisanga and Frank Moyo.
The new President, Hakainde Hichilema, expressed his “hearty congratulations” in a post on Facebook.
“You have a mammoth task ahead but I am confident that you are equal to the task.” he added.
Lusaka lawyer Nelly Mutti becomes Speaker of the National Assembly of Zambia.
Ms Mutti is the first woman in Zambia to be Speaker of the National Assembly. pic.twitter.com/Jxd82B670k
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