Ex-Speaker of the National Assembly of Zambia, Amusaa Mwanamwambwa, has died after battling cancer in the last few years.
Here are some of the 10 things you may not know about him:
1.His political career began as early as 1961 while still at Munali Secondary School where he was a Member of the Youth Brigade under the United National Independence Party.
2.He was appointed Information Attache’ in the office of Zambia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, USA in 1972.
3.He joined the Movement for Multi-Party Democracy (MMD) as a Committee Member on October 31, 1991.
4.He was elected Member of Parliament for Liuwa Parliamentary Constituency on MMD ticket.
5.He was appointed Minister of Legal Affairs in 1995 and in 1996 appointed Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services and Chief Government Spokesman.
6.In the same year following the General Elections, he was appointed Minister of Tourism.
7.He also served as Minister of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries.
8.In November 1998, he resigned his Cabinet Portfolio as well as his Parliamentary seat just before his election as Speaker.
9.He became speaker for the 9th and 10th National assemblies in 1998 after serving as MMD Member of Parliament for Liuwa.
10.He retired as Speaker in 2011.
About his death, Mwanamwambwa, was recently admitted to Forest Park hospital on Nangwenya Road.
He died on Saturday night and his body has since been moved to Maina Soko Medical Center.
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