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Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini says Zambia’s Parliament is highly rated in the SADC region and African continent as whole.

Dr Matibini said the good practices of the Zambian parliament has received admiration from parliaments of other countries.

He was speaking at the 10th Pan African Parliament conference of the speaker of African Assemblies and Senates in Midrand South Africa.

He said the Zambian parliament has recorded high number of delegates on the bench marking missions.

“The increased number of bench making Missions to Zambia was evidence of good practices. There is need to start attaching experts to various parliamentary committees in order to make them more efficient.

“It is important that parliamentary committee deliberations are research based. The inclusion of experts in parliamentary committees will make them robust,” he said.

Dr Matibini was accompanied to the 10th Pan African Parliament Conference of Speakers of African Assemblies and Senates by Zambia’s High Commissioner Designated to South Africa Major Gen Jackson Miti among other Zambian officials.

This is according to a media statement made available to The Independent Observer by First Secretary Press and Public Relations at the Zambian Embassy in South Africa Naomi Nyawali.