Twaambo Mutinta in the Spotlight


Hon. Twaambo Mutinta from Zambia is member of the united Party for National Development and since five years a Members of Parliament for the Itezhi Tezhi Constituency.  

Apart from that he is reviewing policies, passes budgets and provides oversight to the executive. He is chairing the Zambia caucus on Environment and Climate Change as well as the Zambian Youth Parliamentary Caucus.   

Within the Zambian Youth Parliamentary Caucus, Hon. Twaambo Mutina guides fellow members of Parliament in their advocacy efforts to address pressing challenges in the environmental sector.  

This includes active involvement in issues related to climate change, the transition to renewable energy, and the critical evaluation of existing policies and laws.  

He is working together with the Ministry of Green Economy. While collaborating they were influencing the enactment of the climate change bill into law, reviewing the existing legal barriers in the energy transition agenda, influencing domestication and the enforcement of climate change protocols.  

In his view,

“The discourse around the tripling target must be widely popularized and supported by the necessary financial mechanisms. If effectively harnessed, this initiative has the potential to contribute significantly to skill development for the younger generation”.  

Hon. Mutinta highlights that the knowledge levels on the tripling target in Zambia are very low.   

He further mentions the importance of raising awareness on the tripling target and building capacity for Parliamentarians to achieve higher influence for more funding to the energy sector through committees and budgets processes.  

“The low levels of awareness and lack of inter-governmental urgency on the matter would slow the investment -approval processes for feasibility studies and sourcing investments for projects / also land conflicts would potentially be there”.  

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Hon. Twaambo Mutinta

Hon. Twaambo Mutinta is a Member of the Zambian Parliament representing the Itezhi-Tezhi Constituency located in the Kafue National Park in Zambia. He is currently serving as Chairperson of the Parliamentary Committee on Education Science and Technology/ and the Co-Chairperson of the Zambian Parliamentary Caucus on Environment and Climate Change (ZPCECC) and Climate Champion in the Zambian Parliament.

He worked for the Government, Panos Southern Africa, YWCA and Oxfam GB for 5 years in Education, Good Governance, SRHR and climate change resilience programming for many years before joining politics.

He is a holder of a Masters Degree in Development Studies from the University of Lusaka, a Bachelors Degree in Adult Education from the University of Zambia and Secondary Teaching Diploma from Nkrumah University. 

His passion for environment and climate change issues led the Speaker of the National Assembly of Zambia to nominate him as leader of the parliamentary delegation to COP27 held in Egypt, 2022.

His Constituency is home to Zambia’s second largest river – the Kafue River. Over the years, he has spearheaded a number of projects aimed at making his Constituency climate resilient in terms of agriculture (agro-ecology), water and infrastructure.

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