Power and Politics

Speaker Mutti assumes leadership of Forum of Parliaments in Great Lakes region


Nelly Mutti, Speaker of the National Assembly, has assumed the Presidency of the Forum of Parliaments of Member States within the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region.

Mutti ascended to Presidency of the organization during the concluded International Conference on the Great Lakes Region, held in Livingstone, Zambia on April 15, 2024.

In a statement issued in Lusaka on Sunday, Senior Media Liaison Officer, Nshamba Muzungu, said as in addition to her role as a member of the executive committee, the speaker would undertake engagements.

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“As the President of the Forum, in addition to her role as a member of the executive committee, the Madam Speaker will have to undertake engagements with other international Parliamentary bodies in order to promote peace, stability and democracy through Parliaments in the region,” Nshamba stated.

Mutti’s ascension followed the end of tenure of Jemma Nunu Kumba, Speaker of the Transitional Legislative Assembly of the Republic of South Sudan.

The twelve member organisation includes Angola, Burundi, Central African Republic, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Republic of South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania and Zambia.

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