The Head of State will be holding his second State of the Nation address under the amended constitution.
Previously the State of the Nation address has left bitter sweet memories with opposition United Party for National Development Members of Parliament having shunned the event which led the Speaker of the National Assembly to suspend them.
In March 2017, convicted UPND Chilanga lawmaker Keith Mukata drew the wrath of his party for being the only MP from his party to attend the State of the Nation address.
The UPND lawmakers have toned down their hard line stance on Presidential addresses in the aftermath of the reprimand by the Speaker and will be expected to be in the house.
Under Article 86 of the amended Constitution President Lungu is expected to fulfil a constitutional requirement which mandates that the Head of State may address the National Assembly at least twice in every year.