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.