Speaker of the National Assembly Amussa Mwanamwambwa (l) and Chief Justice ernest Sakala exchange notes during the remembrance ceremony

Speaker of the National Assembly, Amusaa Mwanamwambwa has retired. And several parliamentarians today made emotional comments in appreciating the outgoing speaker.

Mr Mwanamwambwa has since written to all Members of Parliament over the matter thanking them for their service in the past five years.

He became speaker for the 9th and 10th National assemblies in 1998 after serving as MMD Member of Parliament for Liuwa.

Among the Members of Parliament, who contributed to debate on his retirement, were Sylvia Masebo for Chongwe, Charles Milupi of Luena and Emmanuel Hachipuka of Mbabala.

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33 COMMENTS

  1. Clever decision. The speaker knows his job is on the line after elections. Who takes over next?

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  2. He has been speaker throughout our civics years and primary, feels like we too are retiring. Great descision though because I too think the position of speaker should be long term, and to be held by a person of high humanly moral standing, but a God fearing fellow would suit best.

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  3. #1 you beat me to it! GOOD RIDDANCE!! This guy was curtailing debate. May he now get away from zambia as far as he can. He did a big diservice to us. 

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    • True mudala, a Speaker has got great influence over Parly but this old bally was just a figurehead in Parliament.

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  4. He has taken stock of himself and has become expired. Those that are clinging to positions of authority even knowing very well that their time is up should follow Amusa’s example. Go and enjoy your retirement in peace. When people were killed and wounded in Mongu you buried your head in comfort. I wonder if this man will go and settle in his home village just Lusaka. Go well with your huge gratuity and other perks.

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  5. He’s a fine gentleman very mature but wish he was a bit more impairtial in the running of the house, we saw how how Kunda used to get away with murder when debating on the floor. Rest well sir, we’ll miss you but please don’t change your mind. Thank you.

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  6. Hope he goes with that MMD cadre called Mutale Nalumango, she would be a disaster no doubt about it if she succeeds Mr Mwanamwaambwa.

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  7. Another dinosaur has decided to go before becoming extinct. We all knew his leaning!!!
    You are older than me , so you should go!!!

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  8. WISH YOU HAPPY RETIRMENT MR AMUSSA AND AA BIG THANKS FOR SERVING AS A SPEAKER IN THE PARLIMENT. I THINK MR JONAS SHAKAFUSWA SHOLD BE GIVEN THE JOB AS THE NEW SPEAKER AS HE WOULD MAKE A GOOD SPEAKER BECAUSE HE IS A FEARLESS PERSON AND THATS WHAT IS NEEDED.

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  9. He is the worst speaker we have ever had, thank God he’s retired. He is not a honourable person.

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  10. He is the best speaker Zambia has ever had. Only PF CADRES don’t like him. Enjoy your retirement sir. Don’t worry about PF Cadres who can’t think without Sata thinking for them. Thank God PF is dying slowly.

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  11. He certainly deserves a round of applause for this decision. He seems a reasonable man despite his perceived impartiality in presiding over debates in Parley. Peace be with you and Hachipuka too! Hope a lot more older chaps will follow this example.

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  12. Better than to be declared redundant. You will have a rich CV, that you left on your own other than losing elections. Thinking ahead, you are wise! You may rest and we don’t wish to have a kind of you in parly again.

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  13. Well done sir! To preside over an MMD dominated parliament was never easy. Many people may not understand what you endured but you tried your best. Do not re-join politics. Be an advisor. No one in the current parliament should replace you.Happy retirement.

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  14. We’re grateful Honourable Speaker Sir for your contribution to our beloved motherland. your services have been impeccable. we wish you the best success wherever you go.

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  15. I`m happy that some MMD bootlickers have started reading the writings on the wall and have started queting in advance.Kuenda naulemu…ndye ba sankwa.Cheers !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  16. He has been the man of integrite for not allowing that discriminatory constitution not to go through. Am happy with him. May God give him more years to guide our satas gvt.

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  17. Goodbye, and thanks for retiring. You were an hinderance to democracy. One of your failures as national assembly speaker is failure to declare pf rebel mps’ seats vacant and call for bye elections. You did more harm than good, to our democracy. Go and be a villager in Liuwa your home. Zambia doesn’t need such unpatriotic speakers like you. You were more of an mmd cadre than a national assembly speaker. What a legacy to leave behind. surely you are no much to late Robison Nabulyato, far from it.

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  18. He has saved so very well. Mwandi bakalamba tusheniko, apa tulelolela ba sata we will still need you for the advise, u are some kind of great enjoy ur retirement ushitasha mwana wandonshi u are still an inspiration to us youths God bless you man. that’s what those who think they are wise should be doing, mwakula mwasiilako bafana pelawe.

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  19. ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY MISSED. WE ARE WAITING FOR A SPEAKER WHO WILL PROTECT THE INDEPENDENCE OF THE LEGISLATURE. MWANAMWAMBA APPEARED TOO EASY TO LEAN ON BY THE EXECUTIVE. HE SEEMED MORE SCARED OF THE EXECUTIVE THAN DEFENDING THE SEPARATION OF POWERS. MAYBE A YOUNG FEARLESS PERSON WOULD BE MORE SUITED THAN AN OLD COWARDLY DINOSAUR.

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  20. Amusa pleae take your deserved rest..you have done your part in very trying times and may the Good Lord richly bless you even as you retire and as Ms M to retire as well

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  21. The best news, no, wait, the second best news to come out of Zambia this Week!! Good riddance to this corrupt man!!! (The first best news was clearly the kicking of the bucket of one kafupi)

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  22. I think he has seen the writing on the wall as far as Liuwa is concerned. The question is, who will succeed the man? I don’t think he was as good as his predecessors in Fwantyanga Mulikta and Wesley Nyirenda. Remember, he is the Speaker who ordered the arrest of Membe and he refused to recognise an official shadow cabinet. Credit to him for putting the Parliamentary processes online thus making Parliament accessible to people and opening up surgeries.

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  23. THE OLD HAD OVERCROWDED THE FRONT,HENCE OBSTRUCTING THE YOUTH. OTHER OLD POLITICIANS SHOULD FOLLOW.HAVING OLD SLOW PEOPLE IN FRONT JUST DELAYS THE DEVELOPMENT ZAMBIANS DESERVE

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  24. you should have retired years back. the older one becomes,the slower the physical & mental functioning.By retiring you are helping the young generation to ascend..RB,SATA &those above 60yrs should follow suit..

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  25. Since 1998 to date.Mwakokola Ba sir.Indeed you have served us well Hon speaker.No one can blame you,you were just doing your job.You scored your goals and failed some penalties as well.Just help us by reminding your successor to champion sessions on violence by WILLIAM BANDA,the thing you never did Hon speaker.Discourage Violence by MMD cos even other parties can even be more violent if taken for granted.Well done Hon speaker i wish you well in your next career.

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  26. From one statesman to anthor, thank your for deligent service to mother Zambia Hon. Mr. Speaker. We wish you and your family well in all future endeavours…

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  27. People we have to say thanks once in a while. The guy could have gone on 5yrs more if he was not considerate even with the new Govt. 

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  28. Maybe Mr Kalusha Bwalya should now be appointed speaker, as Mushota suggested.

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  29. #19, You are right this man was no match to that fearless Ila man, Mr Robinson Nabulyato. Among the national assembly speakers Zambia has had Mr Nabulyato is tops leaving the others far behind. All the same thanks Mr Mwanamwambwa for your service to your country and for retiring honourably. Wish you a fruitful retirement.

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  30. The speaker should have gone a long time ago.
    Many of us wonder why there was no vote of no confidence in that man after all the scandals surrounding the Parliament.
    Lets have a gander at some of the issues. Lets look at the failed constitution and the amount of tax payer’s money spent on it. VP Kunda is still smiling today because he is above the speaker who has no audacity in the house. Lets come to insults which tend to emanate from people such as Hon Dora Siliya and many others and this point has been raised for so many times in the parliament yet the speaker always seem to act like a robotic chairman being manupulated by a remote. The speaker became partisan in the way he was running the house. The list of wrong doings is long, however he done right to tender his resignation

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