Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini
Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini

Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini has implored the Ministry of Housing and Infrastructure Development to prioritize the accommodation of Members of Parliament (MPs) in the redevelopment of the National Assembly and its Project.

Dr. Matibini said this at the National Assembly Projects’ Architectural Design Review meeting with the Finance Minister Margret Mwanakatwe and the Ministry of Housing and Infrastructure Development architectural team.

The Speaker explained that it is vital that at least 140 units of accommodation is secured in the second phase of the redevelopment of the National Assembly Motel.

Dr. Matibini further explained that the Conference facilities with improved dining and restaurants need to be prioritized as a means of generating income within the Motel.

And Mrs. Mwanakatwe has since challenged the Ministry of Housing and Infrastructure Development to redevelop the National Assembly architectural design into wondrous sites that will give a high class profile to MPs in their stay at the Motel.

She added that the Motel should provide security and enough space as most MPs use the premises with their families hence, the need for it to offer a conducive environment for them.

And Ministry of Housing and Infrastructure Development Senior Architect Emmanuel Mwamba received the concerns made by the Finance Minister and the Speaker by pledging to improve the designs to the suggested standards.

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  1. Only in Zambia …do you have this where these selfish chaps requesting such at taxpayer’s expense when poor Zambians are sleeping on floors in hospitals and pupils are sleeping in classrooms as their domes are dilapidated.
    Its an open secret that Parliament Motel is a brothel for MPs…these selfsame greedy MPs have Flats behind ZNBC ask any taxi driver they will tell you that they have taken MP’s girlfriends to those flats and waited outside for six hours. why can’t they accommodate themselves in Public Hotels they are paid enough..

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    • I would rather you making the dorms for those girls in rural areas that sleep in classrooms. Please stop being greedy.

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    • Please do not demolish the current Parliament motel. It can be turned into a college. Find another site to erect a tower to house MPs. Go up 10 or 20 floors!

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  2. Headline Reads:
    “Speaker urges Architects to Redesign National Assembly motel into a wondrous site”

    Story Reads:
    And Mrs. Mwanakatwe has since challenged the Ministry of Housing and Infrastructure Development to redevelop the National Assembly architectural design into wondrous sites that will give a high class profile to MPs in their stay at the Motel.

    Now this is not so surprising – Editor Asleep on the Job.
    My comment: If you really are looking for something “Wondrous”, try an (international architectural design competition. I really don’t think the architect’s at Ministry of Housing and Infrastructure Development will live up to expectation going by the standards of their previous work.

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  3. is there not more important things that should be considered first rather than exhorbitant motel for MP s that are highly paid already at the tax payers expense? The MP s are not even representing the people that voted them in properly by letting the government step on us left right and centre. I was under the impression that the speaker was a good man but like the rest it is all about his comfort.

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  4. Koma zo-ona Ma Koswe aba!!
    P.F. priorities always in their bellies & bu’tt -cheeks.
    PF = Corrupt, Immoral, & Rotten to the core!

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  5. No priorities even when they don’t have the money they still need luxious life at the expense of poverty. Where are you getting the money from? China? Shame on you Ba kwindi.

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