Ms. Annette Chirumba NhekairoVice Chairperson

Areas of Expertise
  • Law
  • Bachelor of Laws Degree (LLB) University of Zambia (UNZA)

Ms. Annette Chirumba Nhekairo was appointed Vice Chairperson at the Electoral Commission of Zambia on 6th April, 2018.

Ms. Nhekairo worked as State Advocate after admission to the bar from 1980 to 1986. She then joined the Zambia Post and Telecommunications Limited where she worked in various portfolios and rose to the position of Company Secretary/ Legal Counsel.

In April, 2004 Ms. Nhekairo joined the Zambia Law Development Commission as Commission Secretary and rose to the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO). She served as CEO until 2015.

Ms. Nhekairo is an Advocate of the Supreme Court and the High Court of Zambia; she is a member of the Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) and a member of the International Bar Association (IBA)

At the Law Association of Zambia, Ms. Nhekairo was the first convener of the Women’s Rights Committee from 1996 to 1998. The Committee established the Zambia National Legal Aid Clinic for Women to provide free legal services to women who cannot afford the high legal fees that are charged by private legal practitioners.

Ms. Nhekairo was appointed member of the National Governing Council in 2008. The National Governing Council spearheaded the preparation of the Africa Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) Self-Assessment Report on Zambia which was a reference point for Zambia’s peer review by the African Union in 2012.

In January 2012, Ms. Nhekairo was appointed member of the Legal and Justice Reforms Commission which was set up to conduct an inquiry and make recommendations for necessary reforms in the legal and justice sector in order to enhance the social and economic programs in the country.

Ms. Nhekairo holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LLB) from the University of Zambia.


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